Brushfire Near 134 Freeway


9 a.m. Freeways are open and no smoke is showing as firefighters finish up work on the 30-acre fire that broke out near the junction of the 134 and 2 freeways Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters report that the area affected by the fire remains at 30 acres and that containment stands at 50 percent. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported. The fire about one mile north of campus broke out shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday, jumped the 134 and moved north into Glendale, away from campus.

Aug. 25, 7:35 p.m. Firefighters have halted forward progress of the fire above the 134 Freeway in every direction, limiting it to about 30 acres with 25% containment. There is no threat to campus. Firefighters will remain on duty overnight to mop up and ensure there are no flareups. There have been no structures damaged and no injuries. It's not clear at this point how long freeway closures on the 134 and 2 might continue.

Aug. 25, 4:10 p.m. Smoke visible from Oxy is from a one-acre brushfire about one mile north of campus. It poses no threat to the College. Firefighters from the Los Angeles and Glendale fire departments are on scene, aided by water-dropping aircraft. The fire, which began near the intersection of the 134 and 2 freeways, appears to be heading north, away from campus. The fact that there are only light winds in the area is helping firefighters.