A brushfire that broke out in the Hollywood Hills near Burbank on Saturday is now mostly contained.
The Barham fire reached 95% containment by late Monday afternoon and scorched roughly 80 acres, in a statement released by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The agency said the remaining 5% of the containment has been inaccessible because of the hillside’s terrain, but that the area “has undergone extensive mop up.”
The fire began just before 2 p.m. in the 200 block of North Barham Boulevard, right above the Warner Bros. Studios lot. The fire quickly grew in size, sending up a large plume of smoke into the sky
At one point, about 235 firefighters responded to the blaze, including seven water-dropping aircraft.
By Saturday afternoon, the smoke from the fire led to an evacuation of the Warner Bros. lot out of an abundance of caution, according to studio spokesman Paul McGuire.
He added that the evacuation was prompted by the studio and not the fire department, and it also had little impact on any of the ongoing productions being filmed at the time.
However, not everyone heeded the order. In a post on Instagram, Scott Eastwood said his father, 89-year-old Clint Eastwood, ignored the evacuation and reportedly told a security guard, “No we’re good, there’s work to be done.”
The younger Eastwood added in his post, “Then we went into the mixing stage and all watched his new movie.”
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This is from a couple hours ago. Security told us to evacuate the studio. But my 89 year old father said. “No were good, There’s work to be done. “ then we went into the mixing stage and all watched his new movie @richardjewellfilm As he would say, get back to work and shut up. *True story*. By the way it was a Saturday
The lot was fully reopened by Monday morning, McGuire said.
One firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his arm and leg while responding to the incident. No other injuries were reported from the scene, according to LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. However, the fire department said its preliminary findings show that there were no homeless encampments in or near where the blaze began.