Wildfires

18-acre brush fire burns through Burbank’s Wildwood Canyon, no danger posed to homes

18-acre brush fire burns through Burbank’s Wildwood Canyon, no danger posed to homes

As of Thursday morning, an 18-acre brush fire that burned through the Verdugo Mountains above Burbank late Wednesday afternoon was 85% contained.

Battalion Chief Ron Barone with the Burbank Fire Department said no structures were ever at risk, and about 50 firefighters remained on the hillside to manage any remaining hot spots and further contain the fire’s spread.

The fire was first reported around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday near the Burbank Police Department’s live firing range in the Wildwood Canyon area.

Officers were training at the range when the fire erupted but no one was in danger, according to Sgt. Derek Green, a spokesman with the Burbank Police...

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