Raging California Wildfire Threatens 10,000 Homes

Gene Blevins / Reuters
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Flames consumed more than 600 acres of a Los Angeles hillside Monday, shutting down a major commuter thoroughfare and threatening the renowned Getty Center museum, officials said.


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More than 1,100 firefighters from agencies across Southern California battled the blaze that threatens about 10,000 homes and businesses, authorities said.

The brush fire, which erupted in the Sepulveda Pass, was first reported at about 1:34 a.m., fire officials said.

The brush fire also forced partial closure of Interstate 405, one of the nation’s most congested commuter corridors connecting the San Fernando Valley and other northern suburbs to West Los Angeles.

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