Original Article by: Mark Nero
UPDATE posted at 8:53 pm:
EAGLE ROCK, LOS ANGELES — A brush fire that started in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles and moved into the City of Glendale burned about 30 acres before it was contained Sunday evening, according to the Los Angeles Fire Dept.
As of 8:46 p.m., the blaze was 25% contained, according to the LAFD. There are no evacuation orders for the city of Los Angeles, but are within the City of Glendale. The evacuation orders are for both sides of Glenoaks Canyon and all arterial streets, as well as Mount Carmel Drive and Bywood Drive. An evacuation center at the Glendale Civic Auditorium is expected to remain open until 10 p.m., according to the Glendale Fire Dept.
There were no structures damaged and no injuries reported. Freeway closures remain in effect for an undetermined period and CHP is the point of contact for all traffic updates. The LAFD has transitioned command of the incident to Glendale Fire, but LAFD is expected to continue to have resources on scene throughout the night assisting with mop up operations and fire watch to ensure no flare ups take hold.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.