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Brush fire above Glendale's Brand Park is now 60% contained

Brush fire burning in hills above Glendale's Brand Park is now 60% contained

A 150-acre brush fire burning in the hills north of Glendale was 60% contained Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

The fire broke out about 12:30 p.m. Sunday near a cemetery in Brand Park and quickly grew to 150 acres as steep, "treacherous" terrain hampered firefighters, officials said.

Two firefighters were hit by falling rocks and one suffered minor scrapes but no one was seriously injured, officials said.

“It kind of tells you the terrain they’re working with,” Dan Bell, community relations coordinator for the city of Glendale, told The Times.

No homes or structures were in the fire's path, and no evacuations were needed, authorities said.

On the day the fire broke out, three hikers were rescued via airlift and two others walked out on their own, officials said. 

Numerous outside agencies, including crews from Los Angeles, Burbank, Pasadena and Los Angeles County have been assisting with the fire fight. 

Containment lines cut by a bulldozer brought in from the city of Los Angeles have also kept the fire from spreading.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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UPDATE

10:25 a.m. PDT: This story was updated to reflect new containtment figures, which went up to 60% from 40%.

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