EAGLE ROCK, Calif. – A wildfire that has burned 45 acres, forced temporary evacuations in Glendale and prompted freeway closures was 100 percent contained as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The fire started on the 2900 block of Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock and was first reported around 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
Around 100 homes received an evacuation order. Most of the evacuated residents watched fire crews battle the flames from a safe distance.
One of the evacuees was Matt Clark, who didn't leave right away, despite receiving an evacuation order.
"I hosed down all the roof, I hosed down all the plants and made sure to keep everything wet in case it actually were to cross the street and come over here," said Clark, who lives in Glenoaks Canyon and eventually heeded the call to evacuate.
The fire also forced the temporary closure of portions of the 134 and 2 Freeways. Both freeways have since been reopened.
The Glendale’s fire chief says firefighters have been preparing for situations just like this. A total of 260 firefighters responded to the incident.
Five water-dropping helicopters were deployed and additional ground forces were sent to the scene.
Residents were allowed back into their homes late Sunday night.
"I hope it's not going to be a bad fire season, but it's really important to be careful about cigarette butts or anything," said Clark. "But I have a lot of confidence in our fire department, their response time was super quick with the helicopters."
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
One firefighter was injured battling the blaze, although the extent of the injury is unclear.
No civilian injuries or burned buildings have been reported.
City News Service contributed to this report.