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Fire officials in Southern California late Wednesday warned that strong winds and dry conditions could mean the worst is yet to come of the Los Angeles area. "These are the kind of conditions that keep public safety officials up at night," Janet Upton, deputy director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said, according to "This is the worst-case scenario that we prepare for but we hope doesn't happen.". The Skirball Fire – named after the Skirball Cultural Center in northern Los Angeles – burned 475 acres in the Sepulveda Pass near the Getty Center, The Los Angeles Times reported . The museum closed Wednesday while the fire was held back. The fire was five percent contained as of Wednesday afternoon. Full story

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