Wildfire burns in west L.A.; 405 reopened | NevadaAppeal.com

Wildfire burns in west L.A.; 405 reopened

The Associated Press
Flames and smoke from a wildfire fire burning in the Sepulveda Pass area of Los Angeles near Brentwood light up the sky as traffic moves ahead on the freeway. Authorities say the wildfire is burning at least 150 acres in west Los Angeles near the Getty Center museum and a portion of the San Diego Freeway has been shut down. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
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LOS ANGELES ” The California Highway Patrol says the San Diego Freeway has been reopened in both directions after a wildfire forced its closure for about four hours.

The fire in the Sepulveda Pass broke out close to the freeway and Getty Center Drive at about 1 a.m. and the freeway was shut down soon after.

Authorities hope to head off a morning traffic nightmare as both sides of the major freeway were reopened shortly after 6 a.m.

Firefighters continue to battle the remains of the blaze, which consumed at least 150 acres about two miles from the Getty Center museum.

Authorities warned that the freeway could be closed again at any time if the fire flares up, and several onramps in the area remain closed.