Barham Fire: Brush fire burned dozens of acres near Hollywood sign

 eu.usatoday.com  11/10/2019 03:31:42   Joel Shannon

One firefighter was injured fighting abrush fire that consumed 34 acresin the Hollywood Hills areaof Los Angeles Saturday night before crews stopped the still-active fire'sforward progress.

The fire, referred to as the Barham Fire by the Los Angeles Fire Department, could be seenfrom Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Studios and sent smoke billowing near the iconic Hollywood sign. LAFDreported no civilian injuries orstructure damage. Nostructures werethreatened 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.

TheWarner Bros. Studiolot 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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