Fire crews stop progress of brush fire that sent smoke billowing near Hollywood sign

Joel Shannon


Published 10: 30 PM EST Nov 9, 2019

One firefighter was injured fighting a brush fire that consumed 34 acres in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles Saturday night before crews stopped the still-active fire’s forward progress.

The fire, referred to as the Barham Fire by the Los Angeles Fire Department, could be seen from Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Studios and sent smoke billowing near the iconic Hollywood sign. LAFD reported no civilian injuries or structure damage. No structures were threatened as of about 6: 30 p.m. Saturday, according to a LAFD release.

The injured firefighter is being taken to an area hospital; the injury is not life-threatening, a LAFD release says.

The forward progress of the fire was stopped around 5 p.m., according to a LAFD release.

The Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank was evacuated Saturday due to the fire, CNN reports.

The fire was 15% contained, LAFD reported at about 6: 30 p.m. Saturday.

More than 200 fire personnel, five helicopters and two aircraft were used to fight the fire, according to a Saturday evening tweet from Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

The cause of the fire, remains under investigation, according to LAFD.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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