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Curfew sought in hillside areas where officials fear teens could spark brush fires

March 4, 2011 |  8:13 am

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a5313d59970b-800wi

Glendale officials are expected to restrict overnight access to some open-space areas in high-fire-hazard zones. The move follows expressions of concern from residents about teens engaging in reckless behavior, including drinking, smoking and littering.

The curfew, from 10 p.m. to 4 or 5 a.m., would affect areas that are mostly in high-fire zones along Glendale’s hillsides. The City Council is considering whether to institute the curfew.

“Right now there is no law to enforce any kind of curfew or to prevent people from going on the property after 10 p.m.,” Assistant City Atty. Bobby Aldesco said during a City Council meeting on the proposal.

Residents were worried that the teens could ignite a fire.

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-- Vernonica Rocha, Glendale News-Press / Times Community News

Photo: Glendale was hit hard by the Station fire in 2009. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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