LA Brush Fire

By: associated press
By: associated press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A brush fire burning on a brush-covered ridge between the city of Los Angeles and suburban Glendale has grown to about 40 acres.
Los Angeles fire spokesman Devin Gales says an unknown number of homes are potentially threatened in the Eagle Rock area near the interchange of State Route 134 and Route 2.
A Glendale fire official says voluntary evacuations are under way and there are discussions about making the move mandatory.
Helicopters are making water-dropping runs on the blazing slopes of the Verdugo Mountains. Winds are light but temperatures remain in the 90s.
Gales says there were three other spot fires in the same general area.
UPDATE:
UPDATES with fire 70 percent contained, comment
from Glandale spokesman.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a fire burning on a
brush-covered ridge between the city of Los Angeles and suburban
Glendale is 70 percent contained.
City of Glendale spokesman Ritch Wells says fire officials are hopeful the 40-acre blaze will be fully surrounded late Tuesday or
early Wednesday.
The fire was reported at 4:10 p.m. in the Eagle Rock area near the interchange of State Route 134 and Route 2.
Residents of about 25 homes in the Glenoaks Canyon area were asked to voluntarily evacuate for about two hours as flames came within 200 yards.
No homes are damaged and no injuries have been reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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