BRAND FIRE UPDATE 8:56a.m.:
The fire that has been burning since yesterday above Brand Park has consumed about 150 acres and is now 30% contained, according to Deputy Chief Fish of the Glendale Fire Department.
Fresh crews are being brought in to work the fire.
“We have had three minor injuries, all of them firefighters,” Fish said. “No homes are threatened….The fire is moving away from structures.”
The concern is once the fog and morning overcast moves away the sun will warm up the vegetation and the winds will begin again.
Although nothing can be determined for certain at present Fish said it does not appear the fire will travel over the Verdugo Mountain ridge into the Crescenta Valley area.
The last time this area burned was in 2006.
UPDATE 5:20 p.m. Dan Bell, spokesperson for City of Glendale informed that six more teams of firefighters have been called in from LA Co. Fire Dept. and one LA Co. Bulldozer to be added to the teams already on site.
UPDATE 3:50 p.m. City of Glendale Spokesperson Dan Bell has updated the fire to covering 50 acres, with approximately 100 firefighters in the air and on the ground “trying to knock this blaze down.”
UPDATE 3:09 p.m.: City of Glendale Spokesperson Dan Bell said the fire is now covering 25 acres north of Brand Park, with no structures damaged and no evacuations expected. Five hikers trapped by the blaze have been airlifted out with no injuries
UPDATE: Spokesperson for City of Glendale Dan Bell said that the fire, located in the hills above Brand Park, has consumed 10-15 acres at this time and fire crews are on the scene making short work of the blaze. The public is asked to avoid the area.
According to Tweets sent out just before 1 p.m. by the City of Glendale Twitter account, @MyGlendale, and CA Highway Patrol Central LA, @CHPCentralLA, a 10- acre fire has been reported above Brand Park in Glendale. No structures have been affected at this time, and no evacuation orders are given. Fire fighters are on sight. Stay with CVWeekly.com for more information as this story develops.
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