Getty Fire

The Getty Fire, named after the renowned Los Angeles art museum that the fire threatened, broke out at 1:34 a.m on October 28, 2019 when a falling tree branch sparked power lines by the Interstate 405 highway. The fire, one of many in California’s 2019 wildfire season, consumed 745 acres, destroyed 10 homes and damaged 15.

The National Weather Service issued an extreme red flag warning for the region, expecting hurricane-force winds with exceptionally low humidity. Although the strongest winds didn’t hit the Getty Fire, both firefighters and evacuees were on edge for the rest of the week as surrounding counties also started catching fire.

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