The Getty Brush Fire 40 Percent Contained

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — About 300 firefighters were battling a 70-acre brush fire near the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass Friday afternoon, as temperatures soared between 95 to 100 degrees.

The fire is 40 percent contained as of 10:50 p.m., according to LAFD spokeswoman Cecil Manresa.

The blaze was reported around 3:40 p.m. on the east side of Sepulveda Boulevard near Getty Center Drive, Manresa said.

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Sepulveda Boulevard is closed, as is the northbound 405 freeway off-ramp to Getty Center Drive.

Traffic on the northbound and southbound side of the 405  was slow, but steady.

Los Angeles City Fire employed the use of five water-dropping helicopters and two Super Scooper aircrafts.

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The fire was close to residential homes in the area, but none were damaged.

Capt. Jaime Moore from Los Angeles City Fire said residents were not evacuated.

The Getty Center voluntarily closed as a precaution.

No injuries have been reported.

Arson investigators are at the scene.

Firefighters will stay in the Sepulveda Pass overnight.

The last time vegetation burned in the area was in 1961 during the Bel Air Fire.

Meantime, a second fire was burning near Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland in Studio City, according to Gil Leyvas in Sky2.

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