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Brush fire near Glendale fully extinguished

August 5, 2009 |  8:53 am

Firefighters are mopping up after putting out a 60-acre brush fire near Glendale.

No one was injured and no structures were lost in the blaze Tuesday, said Devin Gales, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire started about 4:10 p.m. near the interchange of the 134 and 2 freeways and was extinguished about 9:43 p.m. At one point, the flames reached several homes in the 2100-2300 block of Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale, prompting officials to order voluntary evacuations.

Residents who chose to leave were directed to an evacuation center at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.

At least 325 firefighters from Burbank, Pasadena and Los Angeles County assisted, and five helicopters helped fight it from the air, Gales said.

-- Ruben Vives

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