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Sunday, July 13, 2014
  • Photo by Matt Hartman

  • Photo by Matt Hartman

  • Photo by Matt Hartman

  • Photo by Matt Hartman

  • Photo by Matt Hartman

  • Photo by Matt Hartman

  • Photo by Matt Hartman

  • Photo by Matt Hartman

  • View of fire from Echo Park. Photo by Nicholas Scimeca

Brush fire burning near Eagle Rock; freeway interchange shut down*

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A brush fire broke out in Glendale  near the 2 and 134 freeways  this afternoon, sending a  thick tower of smoke into the sky above the hills north of Eagle Rock and prompting closure of some freeway lanes.  Crews and helicopters from the Los Angeles Fire Department are assisting Glendale firefighters to put out the blaze, which began before 3 p.m. near Harvey Drive  and 134 Freeway, according to preliminary information from the LAFD.

The City of Glendale, on its Twitter feed, said the Chevy Chase Canyon area is closed to allow fire units into the area.  ABC7 reports that a portion of Glendale Adventist Hospital and one street are being evacuated.   Meanwhile, the California Highway Patrol reports the freeway interchange has been shut down, according to a Twitter posting.

* Update @ 5:50 p.m.: City of Glendale said the fire has been nearly knocked down and the 2 Freeway is expected to reopen soon.  The fire burned approximately 75 acres. There were no reports of injuries or damaged structures.

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Photos by Matt Hartman & Nicholas Scimeca

One comment

  1. Let’s see – fire breaks out & LAFD picks up their water for this fire @ the Silverlake Reservoir – I think whether we should tear up a street or drain this reservoir to fix a pipe is a no-brainer. I’d rather be inconvenienced as a driver, than watch the surrounding neighborhoods destroyed because air support had to go to the Hollywood Reservoir or further.

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