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La Tuna Canyon Wildfire Shuts Down 210 Freeway

Post Date:09/01/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: 

Thomas R. Lorenz, Director of Communications & Community Relations
818-548-4844 (office) 
818-535-1958 (cell) 
tlorenz@glendaleca.gov

La Tuna Canyon Wildfire Shuts Down 210 Freeway

Glendale, CA - A wildfire erupted in the La Tuna Canyon area of Los Angeles from the brush surrounding the 210 Freeway. The Cities of Glendale, Burbank, and Los Angeles have all responded, along with the County of Los Angeles. Five Glendale Fire Engine Companies and a Battalion Chief have been sent to assist.

Glendale Police Officers are being held over and additional officers are being recalled. They are assisting the California Highway Police in shutting down on-ramps along the 210 Freeway in Glendale -- all traffic is being turned around. Once on side streets, don't expect to go anywhere fast. Best case scenario: don't even think about driving through the area. A very large air attack (water drops) is being brought forth by allied agencies. The fire has made it to the top of the Verdugo’s.

For live updates, follow the City of Glendale on Facebook or Twitter.

Be advised: heavy smoke is dangerous to inhale. If you're in the area, keep your windows closed. At the same time, the high heat conditions can lead to surges in power usage, which can overload City power supplies, and cause outages. GWP does not expect any issues, but to stay informed, follow @COGWaterPower on Twitter. City Cooling Stations are also available if needed.

 

Don’t wait until it’s too late, sign up for Glendale's Emergency Alert System.

Always be prepared for the “Big One.” It is preparation for instances like this too.

For emergency preparation guides, click here.

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