LA-area brush fire spurs evacuation orders for neighborhood

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

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.

KNBC-TV reported that California Highway Patrol had also closed the 134 Freeway and the 2 Freeway, and recommended people take the 210, 110 or 5 freeways instead.

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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