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Small brushfire erupts near 134 freeway

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Brushfire off the 134 on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

A brushfire was burning Tuesday near the 134 foothill freeway in Los Angeles, but authorities said it's small and no homes are threatened.

The fire erupted shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday near State Route 134 in the Eagle Rock area. It was just east of the Glendale Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Some residents in Glenoaks Canyon were being prepared for possible evacuation, according to the Times.

Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the fire has burned around four acres of brush.

Television news reports show scattered tongues of flame below a scrub-dotted ridge that rises steeply above the freeway. A subdivision is on the other side of the ridge, but the fire doesn't appear to be moving.

At least one westbound lane was closed to make room for fire engines.

This story has been updated.

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