Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills Homes Threatened by Landslide

The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating by ground and air, according to LAFD spokesman Erik Scott.

Homeowners and city safety inspectors are watching for signs of crumbling on a hillside in the Hollywood Hills after landslide sent mud and debris across a street and into the front yards of two other houses.

The Los Angeles Fire Department sent 50 firefighters Monday night to investigate the 8100 block of West Laurel View Drive by ground and air, according to LAFD spokesman Erik Scott. A large backyard of one home on Hillside Avenue slid downhill and across the street of Laurel View Drive into the front yard of two homes.

The dirt did not enter the homes. However, the slide took out power lines, triggered a minor gas leak and at least one vehicle was buried.  

Approximately 380 customers in the Hollywood Hills were affected by a power outage around 5:30 p.m. due to the slide, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Five homes were evacuated as a precaution, fire officials said. 

No injuries were reported, but firefighters remained on scene through Monday night to "ensure safety." 

No cause has been given. Los Angeles hasn't had rain in about a week, but was pounded by a series of storms before that.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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