Northbound 2 Freeway reopened after 30-acre brush fire in Eagle Rock shuts down lanes

ByAmy Powell, Marc Cota-Robles, and staff via KABC logo
Monday, August 26, 2019
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There's still no word on what started the Eagle Rock fire that burned about 30 acres and caused several freeway shutdowns.

EAGLE ROCK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The northbound 2 Freeway was shut down for several hours Monday morning due to a brush fire that scorched at least 30 acres in the Eagle Rock area.

Traffic on the northbound 2 Freeway was diverted to the eastbound 134 Freeway as firefighters worked to knock out hot spots in the area. Lanes reopened just before 10:30 a.m., but several freeway transitions remained closed.

The brush fire started around 4 p.m. Sunday along the 134 Freeway near the 2 Freeway. The fast-moving blaze jumped across the 134 Freeway, burning uphill and coming close to homes in Glendale.

There were fires on both sides of the 134 Freeway, and heavy smoke could be seen from miles away.

About 100 homes in Glenoaks Canyon were given evacuation orders. Those residents were allowed to return to their homes at 10 p.m. Sunday. Fire crews remained on scene to ensure containment.

Spread of the fire was stopped in all directions Sunday night, with the size held to approximately 30 acres.

More than 215 members of the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the incident, with additional resources from Glendale Fire and Los Angeles County Fire. Helicopters from LAFD and LACF conducted continuous water drops.

There were no reports of structure damage or injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown.