Sunland - Tujunga Brush Fire Consumes 25 Acres

Thursday, July 19, 2007 |

On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 2:26 PM, 30 Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, 4 LAFD Rescue Ambulances, 2 Arson Units, 1 Rehab Unit, 5 LAFD Helicopters, 3 EMS Battalion Captains, 6 Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, 1 Division Chief Officer Command Team, 1 Tractor Unit, 2 Water Tenders, 4 LACo Camp Crews, LACo Fire, 3 LACo Fire Helicopters, Glendale Fire, and Angeles National Forest Firefighters, all under the direction of Assistant Chief Timothy Manning responded to a Major Emergency Brush Fire at the W/B 210 Freeway and La Tuna Canyon Rd. in the Sunland / Tujunga area.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find approximately 1/2 acre of heavy brush burning uphill on the North side of the freeway. Additional resources were immediately requested, including water dropping helicopters, command staff, and additional firefighters.

An aggressive aerial assault, combined with an army of 200 Firefighters battling the fire on the ground, were able to contain the fire in just over 2 hours and limit the spread to approximately 25 acres. There were no structures damaged in the fire.

One LAFD Captain suffered from heat related injuries and was transported to Providence St. Joseph hospital in stable condition. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Submitted by Ron Myers, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


Anonymous said...

AWESOME JOB!! Well done by our
terrific fire fighters...

God bless them all

Anonymous said...

To all the firefighters, than you for the job you do to keep us safe. God bless you all and keep you safe. My condolences to all of you for the lose of youre fellow firefighters.

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