Greater Alarm Brush Fire in Mission Hills

Saturday, March 24, 2007 |

On Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 3:58 PM, 5 Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, 2 Helicopters, 2 Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, under the direction of Battalion Chief Ronnie Villanueva responded to a Brush Fire at WB 118 FY X West of 5 FY in Mission Hills.

The first arriving Firefighters, responded to a geographically vague dispatch on the WB 118 Freeway between the San Diego and Golden State freeways. Firefighters arrived to discover approximately 1 acre of medium to heavy brush burning.

The greater alarm brush assignment of approximately thirty five Firefighters skillfully anchored the flames, working in concert with their airborne colleagues to limit fire spread. The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department were able to limit the fire spread to the one acre and fully extinguished the flames in 15 minutes. Because of the aggressive attack of Fire Department ground and air attack, firefighters held the flames to within 100 feet of structures. Firefighters remained on scene checking for hot-spots.

There were no structures damaged, no evacuations and no reported injuries to civilians or Fire personnel. The fire cause is under investigation until specified.


Submitted by d'Lisa Davies
Los Angeles Fire Department

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great report Firefighter Davies.
Are you the new PSO?

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Anonymous 6:37,

Thanks for the note. It will be my honor to share your kind words with d'Lisa, who is completing a month-long familiarization process in our office, followed by a month of on-the-job evaluation.

If all goes well, and she so desires, d'Lisa will be filling the 'C Platoon vacancy in our office that occurred when Brian Ballton promoted to Inspector on January 7th.

You can anticipate more blog posts from d'Lisa in the coming weeks, and like Ron and I, she will warmly welcome your comments and suggestions.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

redcup56 said...

d'Lisa,

Nice post. Looking forward to more post from you in the future.

Stay safe!

Mark
Portland, OR

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