Photos: Wildfire Burns In The Hollywood Hills Above The 101 Freeway
Firefighters are currently battling a brush fire burning in the Cahuenga Pass, sending smoke over the Hollywood Hills and the 101 freeway.According to a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles Fire Department, the fire broke out just after 3 p.m., near the 101 freeway and Cahuenga Boulevard. A later update said over 100 firefighters were deployed to fight the blaze, along with air drops.
Power lines are down as a result of the fire, and at least one building near the Hollywood Reservoir is threatened by the fire, reports Fox 11's Gigi Graciette.
All northbound lanes of Cahuenga Boulevard are closed at Odin Street, but the 101 freeway is not affected—though traffic has slowed down due to rubberneckers, reports ABC 7.
While the fire is burning near the famed Hollywood Sign, there are no reports of it being threatened.
Update [4:25 p.m.]: The Los Angeles Fire Department says the fire is 12-14 acres and not expected to spread any further.