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Barham Fire Update: 34 Acres Burned, 15 Percent Contained

Favorable wind conditions helped firefighters halt the fire’s progress overnight

Los Angeles firefighters are continuing the process of containing a brush fire in the Hollywood Hills, just north of the Warner Bros. backlot in Burbank.

In an update Sunday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department said fire crews have contained 15% of the fire, and halted its progress at 34 acres burned; while smoke “originating from smoldering objects inside of the containment area” remains visible, the fire is not currently a danger to any structures. One firefighter received non-life-threatening injuries overnight, LAFD said, but no other people have been injured.

There have been no formal evacuations, and any residents or employees who left did so of their own volition, LAFD added. Among those voluntarily leaving the area was Warner Bros., which evacuated its studio lot on Saturday as a “precautionary measure.”

LAFD said firefighters will be working throughout Sunday and into Monday, “and possibly longer,” and that the cause of the fire remains “under active investigation.”

The fire ignited around 2 PM on Saturday in the 3600 block of Barham Boulevard and quickly spread through the hillside area before firefighters arrived on the scene. Overnight, fire crews worked to eliminate hot spots, and favorable wind conditions have helped prevent the fire’s spread. One firefighter sustained non-life threatening injuries, but no deaths have been reported.

“Crews will be working throughout the day today, tomorrow, and possibly longer,” LAFD said in a statement. “The terrain is very steep and the mop up will be a slow methodical process to eliminate hot spots and smoldering debris. Water drops by air will continue to aid in completing this objective.”