Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted for 40 Homes in Burbank as Crews Respond to 45-Acre Wildfire

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Authorities lifted a mandatory evacuation order that had affected 40 homes in Burbank as crews continued to battle a 45-acre wildfire in Wildwood Canyon Saturday evening.

All evacuations were lifted at 7 p.m., the Burbank Police Department said in a Tweet.

The fire is at 30 percent containment, said Anita Shandi, a Burbank Fire Department spokeswoman.

The Burbank Fire Department, along with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, responded to the flames above Wildwood Canyon Road at around 1:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Fire Department also sent 50 firefighters including one helicopter to battle the blaze.

The evacuation order had applied to residents on Country Club Drive above Sunset Canyon, according to Burbank police. Officers were going door to door as the fire burned in Burbank hills, the agency said.

People hiking in the area of Wildwood Canyon and Stough Canyon Nature Center "must leave immediately," the Police Department initially tweeted.

Temperatures in the area hovered around 102 degrees, with winds going about 12 mph, according to county officials.

KTLA's Cy Smith contributed to this story.

 

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