Getty Fire Increases to 745 Acres; Evacuations Remain in Place

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Firefighters continued to battle the Getty Fire on Tuesday morning.

Evacuations for the area will remain in place through the night as fire officials expect winds that may reach 70 mph.

The Getty Fire burning in Los Angeles increased in size to 745 acres overnight Tuesday.

The fire, which ignited along the 405 freeway by Getty Center Drive, is at 27 percent contained as of 11 a.m., Wednesday. The cause of the fire is believed to be a tree branch which fell on a power line, creating sparks that ignited the blaze, officials said Tuesday afternoon. 

Mayor Erik Garcetti previously noted more than 1,100 firefighters have been battling the blaze since it broke out during the early-morning hours of Monday. Thus far, no injuries have been reported. 

At least 12 homes have been destroyed by the fire. Additional homes have been damaged. 

Evacuations for the area (Mulholland Drive to Sunset Boulevard and the 405 to Temescal Canyon) will remain in place through the night as fire officials expect winds that may reach 70 mph, and the threat for the fire to spread is grave, Garcetti said Tuesday. "Stay safe. Stay away until we lift the order," he warned.

Numerous celebrities were forced to evacuate their homes Monday morning, including LeBron James, late show host James Corden, showrunner Kurt Sutter, director David O. Russell, long-time Hollywood agent Fred Specktor, and actor and former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The fire also led to the Monday night premiere of Terminator: Dark Fate being cancelled. Paramount said food for the after-party would be donated to Red Cross centers helping evacuated residents.