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UPDATE: Glendale issues mandatory evacuation orders as crews battle fire

Crews respond to fire 'slowly backing towards homes' near Glendale, Calif.
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Posted at 5:51 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 21:58:50-04

UPDATE 6:55 P.M. Authorities say the City of Glendale has now issued mandatory evacuation orders for "Mount Carmel & Bywood - Both sides of Glenoaks Canyon and all arterial streets pictured in map"

EAGLE ROCK, Calif. (KTNV) -- Firefighters are responding to a brush fire that is "slowly backing towards homes" near Glendale, California, according to Los Angeles Fire Department.

Authorities say the fire is threatening both side of the 134 Freeway near the 2 Freeway.

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Firefighters continue to make progress around the perimeters of the fire, working with the challenge of creating a water supply on the freeway, LAFD says.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

No injuries to report.

Read more on ABC 7.