SUNLAND - A brush fire scorched over four acres before it was extinguished by over 100 LAFD firefighters along with other allied agencies. No structures were damaged and no one was injured.
At 3:40 p.m. on Saturday June 8th, 2013, the Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned to the 9400 block of Foothill Boulevard where they found two acres of medium brush burning uphill. A strong attack from the ground and air ensued and additional resources were requested, including mutual aid from our friends at Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and Angeles National Forest (ANF).
Fortunately there was minimal to no wind and the fire was driven by topography. The swift arrival of precise water-dropping aircraft, along with firefighters who labored on the ground by extending hose lays up steep terrain, stopped the flames from burning out of control.
Over 100 LAFD firefighters along with LACoFD and ANF, all under the command of Assistant Chief Andrew Fox, battled through steep hills in 77 degree heat and 55% humidity, and fully contained the flames to 4.025 acres by 5:53 p.m. Firefighters performed an extensive overhaul and scratch line around the fire, then remained on scene into the night to ensure there were no flare-ups. The cause of the fire is under active investigation.
Residents living in brush areas are reminded to remain compliant with brush clearance regulations and to review Ready Set Go.
Dispatched Units: E24 E274 T74 BC12 E77 E98 T98 E298 E289 E89 T89 BC15 E60 E90 H1 H4 H5 WT77 BP74 RA898 BP98 WT88 DC3 RA77 T90 E290 T88 E288 RA98 EM14 RA89 RP88 BC14 E88 E7 E39 E91 E81 E86 E102 E70(PHOTOS)
Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department