Los Angeles firefighters have remained overnight at the scene of a 34-acre brush fire in the Hollywood Hills near Burbank and Universal City that was 15% contained, authorities said.
Air operations have ceased but can resume if needed, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Firefighters on the ground were monitoring the fire for hot spots or other flare ups.
The effort underway was to outline the perimeter of the wildfire for containment within a `’box” west of Forest Lawn Cemetery, east of Coyote Canyon Drive, south of Forest Lawn Drive and north of Wonder View Drive, Humphrey said.
The Barham Fire was reported at 1:52 p.m. Saturday at 3694 North Barham Blvd., he said.
Forward progress of the blaze was stopped at 34 acres, he said.
There were no civilian injuries, Humphrey said. “One male firefighter sustained non-life threatening injury to his arm and leg injury during the firefight and is being taken to an area hospital for first care,” he said.
No structures were damaged and none imminently threatened, he said. No formal evacuations were ordered but “a handful of persons living closest to the fire, and being affected by smoke only, were directly contacted and encouraged to shelter in place at their residence,” Humphrey said. ” While some persons have chosen to calmly depart the area, there have been NO formal evacuation orders,” he said.
The flames burned near the Warner Bros. studio and a spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter the lot was evacuated Saturday afternoon “as a precautionary measure.”.
A total of 236 Los Angeles firefighters worked from the air and on the ground during daylight Saturday, supported by four Los Angeles County Fire Department hand crews, Humphrey said. Their numbers included five helicopters and two “Superscooper” fixed-wing aircraft.
The brush was described as moderate to heavy, he said. The wind was not a factor.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation, Humphrey said.