(CNN)Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for homes on both sides of Glenoaks Canyon in the city of Glendale, California, in response to a brush fire reaching nearly 25 acres, the city said.

Glenoaks Canyon is about 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles.An evacuation shelter has been set up at the nearby Civic Auditorium on N Verdugo Road, the city said. View this post on Instagram

Brush Fire near the 134/2 Freeway in LAFD's area. We are there to assist and be prepared in case the fire proceeds further. No threat to Glendale at this time. #mygfd #MyGlendale FREEWAY CLOSURE: Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) tweeted at 4:56 PM on Sun, Aug 25, 2019: Glendale: EB SR-134 at SR-2 ALL LANES CLOSED for unknown duration due to a brush fire.

A post shared by Glendale Fire Department (@glendalefireca) on Aug 25, 2019 at 5:29pm PDT

More than 215 firefighters are fighting the flames with the assistance of 3 helicopters, an air crane and 2 county helicopters, which are conducting continuous water drops, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert. The fire started around 4 p.m. local time on Sunday, according to an alert from the LAFD. Read MoreNo structures have been damaged and there have been no injuries reported, the department said.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/us/glendale-brush-fire-evacuations/index.html

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