LA-area brush fire partially closes freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews are fighting an LA-area brush fire that has prompted evacuation orders in a Glendale neighborhood and closed part of a freeway.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says Sunday no injuries or structure damage have been reported as a result of the fire in the Eagle Rock community. The City of Glendale has issued mandatory evacuation orders for a nearby neighborhood.

Officials closed part of the 134 Freeway between Pasadena and Glendale through Eagle Rock as well as a southbound portion of the 2 Freeway headed toward the fire.

Authorities say three helicopters are dropping water on the blaze.

The department said the fire has grown to roughly 96,800 square yards.

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