Firefighters working extinguish a brush fire that scorched 30 acres of grass in Eagle Rock area
Los Angeles city and county firefighters as well as ones from Glendale were working on Monday to fully extinguish a brush fire that scorched at least 30 acres of grass in the Eagle Rock area.
The blaze also forced some evacuations in Glendale, shut down parts of several freeways and jumped the north side of the Ventura (134) Freeway.
The brush fire was reported at 4:09 p.m. Sunday near the 2900 block of West Colorado Boulevard, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.
Overnight, the Los Angeles Fire Department maintained firefighters and resources at the site and worked with Glendale firefighters to handle hot spots, Stewart said.
As of about 8 a.m. on Monday, the fire was about 40 percent contained, and firefighters were mopping up and working toward full containment.
On Sunday afternoon, the fire spread to the north side of the 134 Freeway and slowly backed its way toward homes in the area, Stewart said.
Three LAFD water-dropping helicopters and two L.A. County Fire Department helicopters assisted firefighters with water drops, helping firefighters make progress against the fire on the left flank while the right flank required additional resources, Stewart said.
The 134 Freeway was shut down on the westbound side at Figueroa and on the eastbound side at Glendale, and the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway was closed at Mountain, according to Stewart. The transition road between the westbound 134 and 2 freeways was also shut down, as was the transition road from the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway to the 134, the California Highway