Friday, October 21, 2016

Brush fire burning near Eagle Rock freeway lanes*

Firefighters backed by water-dropping helicopters are battling a stubborn blaze that broke out this afternoon near the 2 and 134 freeway interchange. Crews from Glendale have joined about 40 Los Angeles firefighters that have been deployed to put out the fire that began before 4 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

* Update: The fire was knocked down in about 40 minutes, according to LAFD.  No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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  1. Coincidentally, I saw someone toss a smoldering cigar stub out their window while driving on I-5 near the 2 interchange just a little while earlier. I wish I could have caught them. People, don’t toss things out your windows, especially things that are on fire. It’s crazy that some people think that’s ok, or that they’ll get away with it. We live in a tinderbox these days.

  2. did you get a license plate number? if you did, call it in, because that guy may have started a fire as well. i saw a column of smoke rising from the exact location you describe right around that same time.

  3. That stretch of freeway burns on a regular basis. You would think Caltrans would figure that out and plant a more fire resistant plant palette in that area.

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