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Homes threatened by flames in Southern California

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 00:08:32-04

BURBANK, Calif. (KGTV) - Fire crews are close to knocking down a brush fire that came close to homes Wednesday in Burbank.

The fire is burning in the Verdugo Mountains, east of Interstate 5 and west of Starlight Bowl.

Los Angeles Fire Department sent in air and ground crews to battle the third-alarm fire burning near Hamlin Place. Los Angeles County Fire has also dispatched air support.

The fire was reportedly 70 to 80 percent contained as of 5:40 p.m

Mandatory evacuations were lifted just before 9 p.m.