The Brush Fire erupted off the 134 freeway in the “Eagle Rock” area on Sunday afternoon and soon after these evacuations were lifted in Glendale. The fire started around 4 pm along the 134 freeway near the 2 Freeway.
The fire impinges the freeway, burning uphill and coming close to homes in Glendale. About hundreds of homes in the nearby neighborhood were given evacuation orders in Glenoaks Canyon.
The police department said 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 pm.
As of about 5:15 pm, authorities said they were getting the upper hand on the blaze that was reported about an hour before. By 6:20 pm, some evacuation on the Glendale side were being ordered. The mandatory evacuation included Mount Carmel and Bywood- both sides of Glenoaks Canyon and all arterial streets. As of about 7:15 pm, it was estimated that about 100 homes were evacuated.
The CHP asked all drivers to avoid the casuality prone 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.
Soon after, the 134 Freeway was shut down in both directions, at Figueroa street westbound and eastbound at Glendale Boulevard. The 2 Freeway was shut down southbound at East mountain street and northbound at Colorado Boulevard, Caltrans said.
The fire department had grown to five acres shortly before 5 pm, according to the Fire department. according to the Los Angles Fire Department, by 6:30 pm, the fire was logged at 20-25 acres. Officials about 90 minutes later, said the fire had grown to 30 acres at a news conference with LAFD saying the fire was 25% contained.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported, and no structures were damaged, the Glendale Fire department said.