Brush Fire Threatens Homes in El Sereno

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 |

On Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 8:49 AM PDT, thirteen Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, one LAFD Rescue Ambulance, one EMS District Captain, two LAFD Helicopters, four Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, as well as Los Angeles Fire Department investigative and support resources, all under the direction of Assistant Chief Michael Fulmis responded to a Greater Alarm Grass Fire near 4225 Telluride Street in El Sereno.

The first Company arrived quickly to discover a half-acre of hillside vegetation ablaze in difficult terrain threatening several nearby homes.

Firefighters, aided by a series of precise helicopter water drops, quickly flanked the fire with handlines. This well-coordinated ground and air assault confined the flames to two acres of grass and brush, sparing half a dozen homes from damage.

The flames were extinguished in just 59 minutes and no injuries were reported.

The cause of this fire remains under active investigation.


Anonymous said...

keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB!! I pray God gives u all a hand in fighting the fire...Keep u all safe and gives u a save return home.

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