GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — One day after a 150-acre brush fire started above Brand Park, authorities say the blaze is about 30 percent contained.
Glendale Fire Department spokesman Dan Bell said no structures are threatened and no evacuations have been ordered since the 10-acre fire started just after noon on Sunday. Within five hours the fire had spread to 150 acres, burning into “very steep, treacherous canyons,” Bell said.
Five helicopters were able to assist with firefighting during the daylight hours Sunday, but could not be used overnight because of wires in the area, Bell said. Instead, firefighters used bulldozers overnight to cut containment lines to keep the fire from spreading.
Several firefighters have sustained minor injuries, Bell said, including scrapes, cuts and a twisted ankle. Three hikers who were in the area when the fire started were airlifted around the smoke and flames while two others were able to walk out of the brush on their own.
Crews from Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County are assisting in fighting the blaze, along with “Hot Shots” from the U.S. Forest Service.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Bell said.
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