Fire Chief Greg Fish is reporting a fire in the La Tuna Canyon area of Los Angeles. Five GFD Engines and a BC have been sent to assist. The 210 freeway west of the LaCrescenta area of Glendale has been shut down. La Tuna Canyon has been shut down. GPD Traffic has been advised to monitor as all holiday traffic will have to be re-routed through that area. Follow the city on Twitter@MyGlendale.
SUN VALLEY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) —
A brush fire is burning in Sun Valley near the 210 Freeway and fire officials are worried that windy, dry conditions can lead to rapid growth.
Firefighters are bringing in additional resources to the blaze in the area of the eastbound 210 and La Tuna Canyon Road.
The fire is coming amid triple-digit heat in the San Fernando Valley.
Fire officials said a shift in the wind means the fire has the potential to grow to 300 acres – or 2,000 if it jumps the 210 Freeway.
Motorists were advised to avoid the 210 in that area. The eastbound 210 is closed and lanes are moving slowly in the westbound direction.
UPDATE: September 2, 2017, 12:15 pm The fire burned into Glendale during the early morning hours. A couple hundred acres were lost atop the Verdugo mountains. The fire is closest to the neighborhoods of Glenwood Oaks and Mountain Oaks. There are now mandatory evacuations in these neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are also subject to losing power. Whiting Woods should be prepared to do the same. Please do not wait, it will make it easier for safety personnel put up a defense of your property if they do not have to deal with evacuations when and if it becomes necessary. Follow us www.GlendaleCA.gov