Barham Fire 15% Contained, Fire Crews Stop Its Forward Progress

Los Angeles News

HOLLYWOOD HILLS (CBSLA) — LAFD deployed 236 firefighters, including 5 helicopters, two fixed wing aircraft and four handcrews, as it continues to battle an active fire that has consumed 34 acres of vegetation near the 3000 block of North Barham Boulevard in Hollywood Hills.

The still active wildfire’s forward progress has been stopped and was 15% contained as of Saturday evening.

Wind is not a factor in the blaze, and there have been no civilian injuries, according to LAFD. One firefighter did sustain a non-life threatening injury during the firefight and was taken to an area hospital.

No structures have been damaged or imminently threatened.No structures have been damaged and none are presently threatened. Fire cause remains under active investigation.

Arson investigators are working on determining the cause of the fire. LAFD Assistant Chief John Drake said that preliminary indications are that there were no homeless encampments in or around the fire’s point of origin.

While there are no formal evacuation orders, a handful of persons living closest to the fire, and being affected by smoke only, were directly contacted and encouraged to shelter in place at their residence.

The LAFD says its goal for this fire includes keeping flames west of Forest Lawn Cemetery, east of Coyote Canyon Drive, south of Forest Lawn Drive and north of Wonder View Drive.

Police are warning the public to stay out of the area and to not fly drones there. They also ask that people “listen to authorities should evacuations be necessary.”

This is a developing story.

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