Adams Hills fire still under investigation

The cause of a 2-acre brush fire on Sunday that prompted the evacuation of 10 homes in the Adams Hills neighborhood is still under investigation, officials said.

No one was injured during the blaze, which started at 11:21 a.m. in hillside brush to the rear of the Church of the Recessional of Forest Lawn in the 1900 block of Colombia Drive, according to Glendale Fire spokeswoman Brandy Villanueva.

Los Angeles City Fire Department helicopters performed water drops over the three-alarm fire, which required 110 firefighters from throughout the region to extinguish it.

While firefighters tried to get a handle on the growing fire, they also ordered residents living nearby to evacuate their homes.

Fire crews eventually knocked down the blaze at about 1:10 p.m. and residents were allowed to return to their homes.

Still, as fire investigators continue to look into what caused the blaze, the Glendale Fire Department wants to remind homeowners to clear brush on their hillside properties.

The City Council approved a resolution on Feb. 4 to abate noxious weeds on 672 properties in the city due to the potential fire hazards and public nuisance.

Property owners were notified of the weed abatement and can voice any concerns about it during a public hearing on Tuesday. Property owners are also responsible for any costs associated with the weed abatement, according to a city staff report.

Veronica Rocha contributed to this report.


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