10-Acre Brush Fire Over Burbank Foothills Contained: Police

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Firefighters contained a roughly 10-acre wildfire burning in the Verdugo Mountain foothills above Burbank early Wednesday evening at about 6:30 p.m., Burbank police said, with firefighters still working on a few hot spots.

An L.A. County fire helicopter drops water on a fire burning in Burbank on July 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The fire was reported at 3:51 p.m. at 2244 Wildwood Canyon Road. A Burbank Police Department firing range is in the area.

Roads in the area, with the exception of Wildwood Cyn Rd., remain closed and will remain closed throughout the night, Burbank police said.

The fire was burning in a popular hiking area, and at about 4:14 p.m. , police urged anyone in or near Wildwood Canyon, including at the Stough Nature Center, to leave the area immediately.

About 5 p.m., Eric Baumgardner of the Burbank Fire Department said the blaze burned 10 acres but was not threatening any structures. He also said the earlier evacuations were being lifted.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter could be seen dropping water on the blaze, and the Los Angeles city department said it also sent a helicopter.