The Los Angeles Fire Department is calling it the “Barham Fire”
A small brush fire affecting around 3 acres has broken out in the Hollywood Hills just above the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank, Burbank police and the Los Angeles Fire Department said Saturday.
Representatives for the Los Angeles Fire Department told TheWrap that 153 air and ground personnel are currently fighting the fire. So far, no structures are threatened, there have been no injuries and there are no formal evacuations planned; that section of the hills also features natural barriers between the fire and nearby buildings, LAFD representatives said.
Earlier LAFD said on Twitter that the fire, which has been named “Barham Fire,” is “heavy brush burning with a slow rate of spread and no wind.” LAFD will continue with regular updates on Twitter.
Photos and video posted by Burbank police and other Twitter users in the area showed thick, white smoke drifting from the hills, but so far no visible flames. One video also showed efforts undertaken by LAFD firefighters via helicopter.
Representatives for Warner Bros. decline to comment. Representatives for Universal Studios,
The Barham Fire comes during a busy fire season for Southern California. On Nov. 1, simultaneous fires in North Hollywood and Atwater Village sent heavy clouds of acrid smoke over much of central Los Angeles, especially in Hollywood, Koreatown, Silverlake and Los Feliz. And in October, the Saddlebridge, Getty and Tick fires burned thousands of acres in the Los Angeles area.
See photos from the area near the fire, posted on Twitter, below:
More to come…
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