Crews battle brush fire near 134 Freeway, some residents prep for evacuation

Firefighters are responding to a brush fire in the hills above the Ventura (134) Freeway, just east of the Glendale (2) Freeway, officials said.

The fire was reported about 10:48 a.m. in the hills on the opposite side of Glenoaks Canyon, officials said.

Homes in the area are not being evacuated yet, fire officials said.

[Updated 11:16 a.m.: Residents on Sleepy Hollow Drive in Glenoaks Canyon are being prepared for possible evacuation, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said.]

The California Highway Patrol have issued a Sigalert as officers prepare to close the third and fourth lanes of the westbound 134 Freeway just east of the 2 Freeway.

Water-dropping helicopters have been called in to assist with the response to the fire, which has grown to several acres in the Los Angeles-Eagle Rock area adjacent to Glendale, officials said.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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