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Evacuations Lifted After Brush Fire Shuts Down Freeways, Forces Hundreds From Homes

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    Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Glendale, Eagle Rock

    After 100 homes were evacuated, firefighters get a grip over a brush fire in the Eagle Rock and Glendale area. Rick Montanez and Gil Leyvas report for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Published Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Mandatory evacuation orders were in place on Glenoaks Boulevard from Mount Carmel Drive to Bywood Drive, including all streets in between

    • 134 Freeway shut down. CHP asked all drivers to avoid the area and to take the 210 Freeway, 110 Freeway or the 5 Freeway as alternates

    • An evacuation shelter is located at the Civic Auditorium at 1401 North Verdugo Rd., the city of Glendale said.

    All residents were cleared to go home Sunday night after a brush fire erupted near the border of Glendale and Eagle Rock, shutting down the 134 Freeway in both directions and resulting in mandatory evacuation orders for about 100 homes in a nearby neighborhood.

    All evacuation orders were cleared, with residents on Glenoaks Boulevard from Mount Carmel Drive to Bywood Drive, including all streets in between, free to return to their homes as of 10 p.m., the Glendale Police Department said.

    An evacuation shelter had been set up at the Civic Auditorium at 1401 North Verdugo Rd., the city of Glendale said.

    All road closures were cleared, aside from the freeway closures, the Glendale Fire Department said.

    Along with the 134 Freeway being shut down in both directions, the 2 Freeway was also shut down in both directions, along with the eastbound and westbound 210 Freeway transition to the southbound 2 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The CHP asked all drivers to avoid the area and to take the 210 Freeway, 110 Freeway or the 5 Freeway as alternates.

    The brush fire was reported in the 2900 block of West Colorado Boulevard around 4:09 p.m. and was about an acre, according to the Glendale Fire Department.

    Newschopper4 Bravo was over the fire around 4:30 p.m. and observed the flames threatening both side fo the 134 Freeway near the 2 Freeway, as the flames appeared to have jumped the freeway.

    Soon after, the 134 Freeway was shut down in both directions, at Figueroa Street westbound and eastbound at Glendale Boulevard. The 2 Freeway was also shut down southbound at East Mountain Street and northbound at Colorado Boulevard, Caltrans said.

    The fire had grown to five acres shortly before 5 p.m., according to the Glendale Fire Department. By 6:30 p.m., the fire was logged at 20-25 acres, according to the Los Angles Fire Department. About 90 minutes later, officials said the fire had grown to 30 acres at a news conference, with LAFD saying the fire was 25% contained.

    About 100 Homes Evacuated Due to Brush Fire

    [LA] About 100 Homes Evacuated Due to Brush Fire

    Road closures and mandatory evacuations are ordered after a brush fire in the Eagle Rock area. Rick Montanez reports for NBC4 News at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019)

    Firefighters utilized numerous resources, including three LAFD helicopters, the Air-Crane and two LA County Fire Department helicopters on scene, the LAFD said. More than 250 LAFD firefighters were on the scene, according to the Glendale Fire Department.

    No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged, the Glendale Fire Department said.

    The cause of the fire was under investigation, authorities said.

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