Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Photos: Wildfire Burns In The Hollywood Hills Above The 101 Freeway

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.


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.

WATCH LIVE: Firefighters launch aerial assault on fire burning in Hollywood Hills https://t.co/DVJKzd8I64 pic.twitter.com/tlDiZrJZB6

— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 19, 2016

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.

Support for LAist comes from

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.

@WehoDaily pic.twitter.com/wvhIGc8KD2

— Chrishell Stause (@Chrishell7) July 19, 2016
Fire burning near 101 freeway in #HollywoodHills #cbsla pic.twitter.com/EhZILnxmyZ

— Tom (T.J.) Wait (@CBSLATom) July 19, 2016
Support for LAist comes from