By: T. A. Hendrickson
FIRE REPORT: 6:28 p.m.
At 6:28 p.m. the LAFD reported that the City of Glendale has now issued mandatory evacuation orders for “Mount Carmel & Bywood – Both sides of Glenoaks Canyon and all arterial streets pictured in map” Their map is available at this link in Instagram. The fire is at *approximately* 20-25 acres. Over 215 LAFD firefighters are assigned to this incident with additional resources from Glendale Fire and LA County Fire. LAFD has 3 helicopters plus the Air-Crane and LACounty has an additional 2 on scene, conducting continuous water drops. Firefighters continue to make progress on the fire with no structures damaged and no injuries reported.
FIRE REPORT: 5:03 p.m.
An LAFD update at 5:03 p.m. reports that “Firefighters are making good progress against the left flank of the fire with additional resources committing to the right flank.”
The fire appears to have started south and east of the interchange of the 2 and 134 Freeways and from there, jumped the freeway, traveling up the hill.
The 134 Freeway is closed westbound at Figueroa and eastbound at Glendale. The 2 Freeway is closed southbound at Mountain. Please follow CHP for all updates on road closures.
143 LAFD firefighters are on the scene in addition to Glendale and L.A. County resources. No injuries have been reported.
FIRE REPORT: 4:40 p.m.
A brush fire near the border of Eagle Rock and Glendale, reported shortly after 4 p.m. today, continues to burn.
As of 4:40 p.m., the LAFD reports: “The fire has spotted to the north side of 134 Freeway and is slowly backing towards homes. Additional resources requested for potential need for structural defense operations. Glendale Fire is also on scene with LAFD remaining in command of the incident. The contracted Erickson Air-Crane is now attached to the incident to assist with water drops. No injuries reported. Firefighters continue to make progress around the perimeters of the fire, working with the challenge of creating a water supply on the freeway.”
Here are few photos taken at the outset of the fire. The photo of the smoke taken from Eagle Rock Blvd is by Laura Brady Allen. The photo taken from the east side of town is by Teresa A. Hendrickson. All the other photos were submitted by Jennifer Hase and Ted Amoroso.