Firefighters are responding to a small brush fire that erupted in Glendale on Tuesday afternoon amid another day of windy conditions, the city’s fire department said.

The blaze erupted near Brand Park on Mountain Street, the Glendale Fire Department tweeted around 2:30 p.m.

Within 40 minutes, it had scorched 8 acres.

Sky5 aerial video over the fire showed aircraft trying to douse the flames that were burning along a hillside. The flames appeared to be spreading uphill and away from homes, sending tall columns of smoke into the air.

No structures are threatened and evacuations are not being ordered, according to the Fire Department.

The blaze erupted a day after a pair of wildfires erupted in Orange County, scorching thousands of acres and damaging homes as fierce Santa Ana winds fanned the flames. Tens of thousands of residents impacted by the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires remained under evacuation orders on Tuesday.

While winds continued to be an issue during the morning, the National Weather Service predicted gusts would start to weaken after 1 p.m. and will continue to subside.

Check back for updates on this developing story.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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