SOUTH GLENDALE — Firefighters doused a quick-moving 3-acre fire that threatened two homes Wednesday on the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway near Colorado Boulevard, officials said.
A vehicle that caught fire at approximately 1:55 p.m. spread into light grass and brush on the freeway hillside, then moved up and over the hill close to two homes on the 1500 block of Verd Oaks, officials said. Firefighters arrived to find a pale yellow pickup truck ablaze. The driver was not in the area. Officials said an investigation into the fire is ongoing.
“The flames were so high,” neighborhood resident Bill Celentano said. “Closer than I ever wanted to see.”
No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported, Glendale Fire Capt. Stuart Stefani said.
Glendale police evacuated the homes while fire crews battled the fire in breezy conditions, he said.
Two Los Angeles City Fire Department helicopters dumped water on the flames as firefighters attacked the fire, he said. The blaze was extinguished about 2:35 p.m., but crews remained for the mop up.