NORTHEAST GLENDALE — A blaze that consumed 60 acres of brushy hillside along Glendale-Eagle Rock border was nearly 100% contained within the original fire zone Wednesday afternoon as crews worked throughout the day to put out hot spots near homes, officials said.
Helicopters continued to drop water on the hot spots as Caltrans reopened the Glendale (2) Freeway connector from the Ventura (134) Freeway.
“In some areas, the fire is still spotting,” Glendale Fire Capt. Vincent Rifino said.
A 100% containment within the fire line doesn’t mean the blaze is out, he added.
A few stubborn flare ups blazes started Wednesday outside the fire line, and crews were still trying to knockdown the hot spots. The steep terrain has proven to be challenging for fire crews, who are unable to reach some flare-ups. Fire crews relied on water drops from helicopters to help put out the hot spots.