Firefighters Gain Ground on Fire in Hills Above Glendale

Firefighters camped out in the hills overnight to monitor hot spots

Firefighters monitored hot spots overnight after nearly 200 firefighters worked Sunday to contain a 150-acre brush fire that burned in steep terrain in the hills above Glendale

The fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. near Brand Park in the 1600 block of Mountain Street, according to the Glendale Fire Department. Crewmembers camped out overnight to monitor the fire, which was 30-percent contained Monday morning.

Five hikers in different locations were airlifted to safety after becoming stranded when flames were moving toward them, fire officials said. None of the hikers were injured.

Two firefighters were hurt after slipping in the steep terrain. They both returned to battle the flames.

Structure protection crews were pulled back after officials determined that the flames did not pose a threat to residences and were moving away from homes.

No evacuations had been issued, officials said. However, police kept some roads closed to anyone who did not provide proof of residency.

Residents say the flames brought back memories of a fire that burned in the area a decade ago.

“We’re just going to take things that are important to us if we have to evacuate, hop in the car and get out of here,” said neighbor Eli Essa.

Firefighter expected to fight the flames through the night.

The U.S. Forest Service, along with the Burbank, Pasadena and Los Angeles city and county fire departments were assisting.

Jane Yamamoto and Willian Avila contributed to this report.

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