VAN NUYS (CBSLA) — Flames erupted Thursday in the Sepulveda Basin as fires ravaged Southern California.Omicron Variant Outbreak Reported In Berkeley Among People Already Vaccinated; Cases ‘Mildly Symptomatic’
The approximately 60-acre fire sparked in the area of Woodley Avenue and Burbank Boulevard around 4:10 p.m.
As of 5:30 p.m., the southbound 405 off-ramps to Victory Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard were closed.
Firefighters continued to attack the fire from ground and air in an attempt to slow its progress.READ MORE: CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Kicks Off For 2021
The fire was 80% contained as of 10 p.m.
Homeless people in the area were being evacuated south to the 101 Freeway.
No injuries were reported and no structures were immediately threatened.
A fire erupted in the same area in July and tore through about 10 acres of thick brush.MORE NEWS: Furniture From Set Of 'The Conners' Offered In Charity Auction
Fire crews said as many as 100 homeless people were living in the burn area in an estimated 50 or more encampments. Homeless services officials were called to the scene to help relocate them.