California brush fire incident : Several homes evacuated in Burbank as brush fire spreads

California brush fire incident : Several homes evacuated in Burbank as brush fire spreads

A California brush fire incident in the Burbank city in Los Angeles County on Wednesday afternoon saw dozens of evacuations along the hillside.

According to Burbank Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Derek Green, about 60 to 70 residences were forced to be evacuated after the dry brush in the Burbank hillside region was lit up by the fast-moving brush fire.

The police department stated that some of the Burbank roads were closed because of the fire such as Joaquin Drive at Haven Way and Irving Drive east of Kenneth Road.

California brush fire incident

California brush fire incident. Photo courtesy of BLM/Wikipedia.org

An evacuation center was put up in McCambridge Recreation Center following the issuance of mandatory evacuations for all the residences located in Howard Court and Viewcrest Drive in Burbank following the California brush fire incident, as reported by NBC Los Angeles.

At some places, voluntary evacuations were carried out even as the Burbank police and fire departments were fighting to bring down the California brush fires.

Some of the Burbank residents were spotted putting off the fires in their yards with water in an attempt to prevent the flames from spreading into their living areas.

The latest California brush fires had risen to ten acres and had come into control by 60 to 70% as per last reports at 4:15 PM. At least 100 firefighters have been reported to have been deployed to douse the Burbank brush fire.

The Burbank brush fire could possibly spread into surrounding cities like Pasadena and Glendale as per media reports.

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