Firefighters from Los Angeles city and county as well as Glendale are battling a brushfire that has scorched at least one acre of grass in the Eagle Rock area that has jumped the north side of the Ventura (134) Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The brush fire which was burning in the area of 2900 W. Colorado Blvd. was reported at 4:09 p.m., fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.
The fire spotted to the north side of the 134 Freeway and was slowly backing towards homes in the area, Stewart said. Firefighters were setting up for potential structural defense operations, she added.
Three LAFD water-dropping helicopters are assisting firefighters with water drops, Stewart said. Firefighters were making good progress against the brush fire on the left flank while the right flank was requiring additional resources, Stewart continued.
The 134 Freeway was shut down on the westbound side at Figueroa and on the eastbound side at Glendale, Stewart said. The southbound Glendale (2) Freeway was closed at Mountain.
In addition to Los Angeles County and Glendale firefighting resources, the LAFD has committed at least 143 firefighters to battling this major emergency, Stewart said.
So far, no injuries have been reported and no buildings have been burned, she said.