Saturday, September 4, 2010

Firefighters battling blaze near Getty Center [Updated]

From LA Now

September 4, 2010 |  6:31 pm

More than 130 firefighters along with five helicopters were fighting an 8-acre fire near the Getty Center on Saturday afternoon, according to Los Angeles Fire Department officials.

Though fire officials said no homes were immediately threatened, they had dispatched engines to some neighborhoods to protect them in case the fire grows.

The blaze was reported at 5:01 p.m., By 5:45 p.m., 22 fire companies, with three water-dropping helicopters and two reconnaissance helicopters, were battling it.

[Updated at 7:33 p.m.: Firefighters said the fire, which grew to 10 acres, was fully contained at 7:25 p.m. with no injuries and no structures burned.]

-- Jessica Garrison


Anonymous said...

Download police / fire dept. scanning software for your iphone. I was able to know in an instant on the LAFD channel what was going on, a full 25 min before anything appeared online.

Chris H. said...

Good suggestion - live feed can be found here:

Anonymous said...

The iphone app I use is called emergency radio.