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Officials lift evacuations amid LA-area brush fire

August 26, 2019
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Traffic slows down as a wildfire burns on the north side of CA-134 and CA-2 freeways, slowly backing towards homes in Glendale, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. The brush fire erupted near the border of Glendale and Eagle Rock and shut down the 134 Freeway in both directions, according to the Glendale Fire Department. (Lucas Dovarganes via AP)
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Traffic slows down as a wildfire burns on the north side of CA-134 and CA-2 freeways, slowly backing towards homes in Glendale, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. The brush fire erupted near the border of Glendale and Eagle Rock and shut down the 134 Freeway in both directions, according to the Glendale Fire Department. (Lucas Dovarganes via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials reopened most freeways shut down during a brush fire that forced evacuations near Los Angeles.

Residents of a Glendale neighborhood were allowed back home Sunday night.

Only the northbound lanes of State Route 2 remained closed Monday morning as crews mopped up at the scene of the fire that caused major traffic tie-ups Sunday.

No injuries or structure damage was reported as a result of the flames that charred dry brush and palm trees near a freeway interchange just north of downtown LA.

About 100 homes were evacuated at the height of the fire.

The blaze was less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Dodger Stadium, where fans at Sunday’s game could see a huge plume of smoke.

The cause is under investigation.

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