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Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Burbank, Closes Down Part Of 210 Freeway
Firefighters are battling a brush fire that started Friday afternoon in Sun Valley by 10850 W La Tuna Canyon Rd., says the Los Angeles Fire Department. High winds have also created spot fires along one side of the 210 Freeway approximately one-fourth mile away.
The 210 Freeway is closed at La Tuna Canyon. Firefighters are working to prevent the spot fires from crossing the 210 Freeway. Multiple agencies are on the scene, according to Margaret Stewart with the Los Angeles Fire Department, including those from Los Angeles County, Verdugo, and Glendale. Approximately 300-400 firefighters are on the scene, according to LAFD.
The original fire broke out just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, with high winds and heat contributing to the spread of the brush fire. Approximately a dozen homes on the 8300 block of La Tuna Canyon Road have been confirmed as being threatened, with an unknown additional number of homes also threatened. The LAFD is enlisting structural defense resources alongside their fire fighting resources.
The current acreage numbers of the fires are not yet available.