Burbank Wildfire Prompts Evacuations

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Several homes are under mandatory evacuation orders in the Verdugo Hills area.

A fire in the foothills north of Los Angeles is burning right up to homes and prompting evacuations.

Several homes are under mandatory evacuation orders in the Verdugo Hills area of Burbank, where flames are racing uphill through tinder-dry grass Wednesday afternoon.

No homes have been reported destroyed but flames have been spotted in or near backyards.

Meanwhile, crews are trying to corral a 1,600-acre fire in Central California that destroyed the home of Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki.

Two other buildings burned in San Luis Obispo County, where the fire is 65 percent contained after scorching 2.5 square miles of grass and 12-foot-high chaparral.

East of Los Angeles, a nearly 10-square-mile fire near Beaumont is 43 percent contained.

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