At approximately 2:30 p.m. this after a brush fire broke out in the hills above the City of Burbank. Flames quickly spread and multiple resources from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena and Los Angeles County Fire Departments responded, along with several support helicopters.
As of now there have been no reports of significant damage to homes or person in the are but the fight continues.
According to the Burbank Fire Department the fire was in the Verdugo Hills and was as big as 10 acres, but as of 4:40 p.m. (PT) it was 70 percent contained. Burbank police said the homes on Viewcrest Drive and Howard Court were under mandatory evacuation.
They also tweeted street closures: “STREET CLOSURES related to fire: Irving east of Kenneth; Joaquin at Haven Way; Some voluntary evacuations are underway at this time.” Temperatures were in the low 80s when the fire broke out and the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting night time winds of 10 mph with gusts high as 15. The latest tweet from the BPD is that the fire is 80 percent contained and they expect residents will be able to return before 6:30 p.m. Right now people can walk up to the burn area, but no vehicles are allowed.
— Burbank Police (@BurbankPD) June 28, 2017
There is an evacuation center set up: 1515 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504.
EVACUATION CENTER: For anyone affected by the brush fire, McCambridge Rec Center is an Evac Center. 1515 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504 pic.twitter.com/fKKqS7ExFB
— City of Burbank (@BurbankCA) June 28, 2017
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