EAGLE ROCK (CBSLA) — A brush fire along the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock threatened some homes Sunday and caused the closure of two freeways.
But late Sunday, officials happily reported no structures were lost and a mandatory evacuation in one area was lifted by 10 p.m.
The Los Angeles Fire Department and Glendale Fire battled the blaze in tandem.
As of about 5:15 p.m., authorities said they were getting the upper hand on the blaze that was reported about an hour before.
Desmond Shaw, reporting in Sky2, said a lot of white smoke would indicate firefighters had managed to turn back most of the flames.
The 134 and 2 Freeways were shut in both directions. A woman who said she’d only moved to Los Angeles from Chicago a year ago was stranded on the 134 that for hours resembled a parking lot. She deadpanned, “I think we’re in for a long evening.”
Additional resources were called for to aid in structure protection.
Smoke was visible to Dodger Stadium, witnesses said.
By 6:20 p.m., some evacuations on the Glendale side were being ordered. Mandatory evacuations included Mount Carmel & Bywood – both sides of Glenoaks Canyon and all arterial streets.
As of about 7:15 p.m., it was estimated about 100 homes were evacuated.
For more information about possible evacuations, click here for Glendale Fire’s Instagram maps.
More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. The fire was about 50 percent contained by 11 p.m. but officials told CBS2/KCAL9’s Brittney Hopper they planned to remain on scene overnight to put out any hot spots that might flare up.
Three LAFD helicopters dropped water on the fire, at least six drops were witnessed. Air-Crane and LA County each had a helicopter dropping additional water on the flames.
No injuries have been reported.