Firefighters knock down small brush fire

Firefighters contained a small brush fire Tuesday afternoon before it spread to nearby homes in a north Glendale neighborhood, police said.

The fire, which was reported at 3:29 p.m., engulfed a wood fence, palm trees and brush near homes in the 1300 block of North Howard Street, according to Glendale police.

But firefighters quickly knocked it down at 3:52 p.m.  While no structures were damaged, three homes remained without power, Glendale fire spokeswoman Brandy Villanueva said.

A Glendale Water & Power crew was working to restore power to the homes.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire, Villanueva said.

-- Veronica Rocha,

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