Sepulveda Pass, near the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, is on fire. As of 6:30PM Friday, it has consumed 70 acres. The sky is opaque with smoke and the sounds of helicopters and firetrucks are constant.
There are 300 firefighters on the ground and two Super-Scooper amphibious planes raining down salt water in thus-far unsuccessful attempts at containment. Traffic is at a standstill on the 405 freeway and brutal on adjoining avenues and boulevards. If you can stay put wherever you are -- do.
Currently, there are no plans to evacuate the affected parts of Bel Air. No word on what this means for Brentwood, on the other side of the freeway. I'll keep you posted about my situation, but if you're in L.A., arm yourself with information by following the Los Angeles Fire Department on Twitter @LAFD.UPDATE:
Fire said to be 40% contained (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/09/firefighters-gain-control-over-65-acre-sepulveda-pass-fire.html