Mandatory Evacuations Ordered After Brush Fire Shuts Down 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock

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A brush fire erupted near the border of Glendale and Eagle Rock and shut down the 134 Freeway in both directions, resulting in evacuation orders for a nearby neighborhood.

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

In addition, Glenoaks Boulevard was shut down starting at Mount Carmel Drive to Canyon Drive, Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department said.

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.

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.

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, the LAFD said.

The fire had grown to five acres shortly before 5 p.m., according to the Glendale Fire Department. 

Three Los Angeles Fire Department helicopters were conducting continuous water drops, the LAFD said. More than 143 LAFD firefighters were on the scene, along with Glendale and LA County resources, according to the city’s fire department.

No injuries were reported.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.



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