Glendale brush fire under control; lanes re-opened

GLENDALE, Calif.

The fire burned north of the 134 Freeway and east of the 2 Freeway. The fire had burned about 75 acres by 4:15 p.m.

All lanes of the 2 Freeway were re-opened. All on- and off-ramps as well as transition lanes of the 134 and the 2 were fully re-opened at 5:50 p.m. Evacuation orders were lifted at 9 p.m.

Glenoaks and Chevy Chase canyons were both burning. The brush fire was close to structures, and area residents were advised to be prepared to evacuate.

All of Glenoaks Canyon was evacuated. Evacuations were in effect up to the 2700 block of Chevy Chase Canyon, according to the City of Glendale. Chevy Chase Canyon was closed to all traffic. Glenoaks Elementary School, located at 2015 E Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale, was also evacuated. Some neighborhood residents had been evacuated. The 500 block of Solway Street was also evacuated.

An evacuation center was set up at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center, located 201 E. Colorado Street in Glendale.

Five helicopters were on scene. Fire personnel and equipment, including 35 engines and five hand crews were fighting the fire. Forest Service personnel were also on the scene. Water-dropping helicopters were assisting the firefighting effort. Los Angeles city and Glendale fire departments were fighting the blaze. A command post was set up at Chevy Chase and Solway.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center said the home health section was evacuated only due to the fire. There were no patients transported; only administrative personnel were affected.

Glendale Community College classes at the main campus were canceled for Friday night due to the fire. The Garfield campus remains open.

The Pasadena Humane Society, located at 361 S. Raymond Ave., is offering evacuees boarding for their pets at no cost.

Winds were blowing at 10 miles per hour or slower in the area.

Water-dropping helicopters made substantial progress in dousing spot fires in the area.

No injuries were reported and no structures were lost.

The fire began at about 2 p.m. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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