[symple_googlemap title=”Hollywood Hills Landslide” location=”8100 Laurel View Drive, Los Angeles, Ca” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

Authorities Tuesday were assessing the stability of a hillside in the Hollywood Hills, where a landslide took out much of a home’s backyard and sent mud into the front yards of two houses across the street below.

No injuries were reported as a result of the landslide, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

“A large backyard of one home on Hillside Avenue slid downhill and across the (8100 block) of Laurel View Drive into the front yard of two homes,” Scott said.

The home at the top of the hillside was yellow-tagged, and the two others below were red-tagged, said David Lara, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. The red tag bars anyone from entering the home, while a yellow tag allows only limited entry.

The mud did not enter the houses below, but did take out power lines, causing an outage in the area, and buried at least one vehicle, according to Scott.

“A total of five homes were evacuated as a precaution,” Scott said Monday night. The number of evacuees was not immediately known.

About 50 firefighters, including an air unit, responded to the scene Monday, Scott said.

“Residents of one home called 911 and stated they were unable to get out,” Scott said, adding that firefighters brought them to safety.

Personnel from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, the Southern California Gas Co. and the city Department of Water and Power were sent to the scene, Scott said.

The celebrity news website TMZ reported that one of the affected homes at the bottom of the landslide is an $8.3 million mansion owned by singer/actress Demi Lovato, who purchased the home in September but has not yet moved in.

—City News Service

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