Fast-moving wildfire destroys 5000 acres; homes evacuated in LA, Burbank – Los Angeles Times

A fast-moving brush fire grew to 5,000 acres in the Verdugo Mountains on Saturday morning, threatening homes and keeping the 210 Freeway closed.

Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze overnight and into the morning. At one point, the flames were spreading in four directions at once amid intense heat and wild winds. As of 5 a.m., no homes had been lost and no injuries had been reported, officials said.

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The fire is only 10% contained.


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