Summary: Los Angeles [USA], Sept 3 (ANI): A massive fire has burnt more than 5,000 acres in the Verdugo Mountains
north of downtown Los Angeles and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.
The blaze north of central Los Angeles in the Verdugo Mountains
has burned some 2,000 hectares and was only 10 per cent contained, Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said.
Los Angeles City: A 12-mile (19km) stretch of the 210 Freeway was closed Friday afternoon when a brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains
jumped the highway and threatened about 50 homes, triggering evacuations, authorities said.
Away from its strongholds in the western Santa Monica Mountains, San Gabriel Mountains, and Santa Ana Mountains, the western gray squirrel is resident locally in both the Santa Susana and the Verdugo Mountains
, in Griffith Park, in low hills at the eastern periphery of the San Gabriel Valley and in Claremont, and along the Santa Ana River canyon near Yorba Linda.
Distressed hiker aided: At least one hiker had to be hoisted to safety Saturday from the Verdugo Mountains
in Glendale, a fire official said.
Glendale is located at the foot of the scenic Verdugo mountains
Warning signs were posted at Deukmejian Wilderness Park and Brand Park after a mountain lion was spotted sunning itself in a clearing in the Verdugo Mountains
, officials said Friday.
Los Angeles firefighters mopped up hot spots Saturday at the site of a 15-acre blaze near the Verdugo Mountains
With government funding drying up, a local private foundation has gathered donations to buy 485 acres in the Verdugo Mountains
for public open space.
Ex-Marine Richard Shaw, 62, hiked way up a fire road into the Verdugo Mountains
to get a shot of Glendale with downtown Los Angeles in the background.
Tucked into a residential neighborhood in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains
in northwest Glendale, the tree-lined assortment of specialty shops, eateries and services is bookended by a meat market and a yoga studio.