Two homes in La Cañada Flintridge have been yellow-tagged after a mudslide over the weekend sent dirt and debris pouring into the owners’ backyards.

Crews with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to calls about the mudflow, in the 400 block of Paulette Place, at around 4:11 p.m.  

Aerial footage from Sky5 showed a portion of the hillside behind the homes had given way.  At least one of the homes suffered worse damage than the others, with the mudflow pushing up against the back of the residence.  

“It appears that there is major damage to the rear of the affected structure,” Pat Sprengel, with the L.A. County Fire Department, said. “The portion of the hillside that came down was a very large portion, probably about 40 feet wide with a large amount of material.”

The damage was severe enough that Gevorg “George” Terteryan and his family were forced to evacuate the home.

The homeowner said he heard what sounded like an explosion rattling his house when the hillside came down and rushed to his 14-year-old son’s room to find mud coming into his bedroom.

“It’s terrifying. I don’t wish this experience on my worst enemy,” Terteryan told KTLA.

Two neighboring homes also sustained minor damage from the mudslide, as well as a home sitting atop the hillside that partially collapsed. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Neighbor Bill Slattery said he hasn’t worried about mudslides in his neighborhood until this most recent storm.

“We have had significant rainfall and it has been coming down and soaking the hillside,” he told KTLA. “It’s been more than I think we have had in many years.”

La Cañada Flintridge received more than nine inches of rain over the last several day, and with more rain on the way, neighbors say they’re concerned more of this hillside could come down.

“There’s always concerns with the hillsides, especially with oversaturation of the soil,” Sprengel said. “That’s why we’ll continue to watch it.

Crews with L.A. County Fire remained on the scene throughout the night to keep an eye on the hillside. County building inspectors came out Monday and yellow-tagged two of the impacted home, meaning residents have restricted access for now.