Glendale brush fire threatens neighborhood near Brand Park

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Update 11:50 p.m.: Brush fire reaches 150 acres

The brush fire burning in Glendale has reached 150 acres, officials told the L.A. Times late Sunday.

The paper quotes Glendale city spokesman Dan Bell as saying the fire is burning in an area of the Verdugo Mountains too difficult for firefighters to reach. Instead, crews were working to establish a perimeter around the blaze: 

An L.A. city bulldozer was going to work through the night to establish a perimeter, and helicopters were scheduled to resume operations in the morning to put out the flame, Bell said.

Update 5:53 p.m.: Glendale brush fire grows

A fast-moving fire in the mountains above Glendale's Brand Park has now reached 75 acres, fire officials said Sunday evening. 

L.A. County Fire Department Supervising Fire Dispatcher Cheryl Sims told KPCC their are no plans to evacuate residents. She said L.A. Fire Department has leant four crews and two helicopters to assist in battling the fire.

One of those helicopters remained fighting the blaze as of 5:45 p.m.

Firetracker: Brand Fire

Update 3:23 p.m.: Glendale brush fire threatens neighborhood near Brand Park

A brushfire in the Verdugo Mountains near Glendale's Brand Park has burned 25 acres Sunday afternoon, sending huge plumes of white smoke into the air. There are currently no calls for evacuations.

Neighborhoods near Glendale's Allen Avenue are "under threat," Glendale battalion chief Thomas Propst told L.A. Daily News

The fire broke out around 12:27 p.m., a Verdugo Fire dispatcher told City News Service. Propst said about 100 firefighters and four helicopters were working to control the fire, though they're facing "very steep terrain" and were having difficulty accessing the fire.  

Propst said four hikers were being airlifted out of the area, though they were not in immediate danger.  

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled the Verdugo Mountains.

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