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Brush Fire at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park Extinguished Despite Winds

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
LOS ANGELES
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A brush fire in Montecito Heights within the Ernest E. Debs Regional Park is quickly extinguished despite wind. 
 
At 3:39 PM on April 26, 2017, the Los Angeles Fire Department was notified of a brush fire within Debs Regional Park.  Firefighters utilized an air and ground attack with assistance from Los Angeles County Fire Department.
 
Firefighters arrived quickly to a slow moving 15 acre brush fire being driven by the park’s topography.  However, as the winds increased, firefighters were able to battle the blaze using ground crews and water dropping helicopters, keeping it from spreading.  Placing crews ahead of the fire and the coordinated effort of the LAFD and LACoFD was the key to this quick and successful firefight.
 
It took just under 2 hours for 120 firefighters to battle the blaze with no structures damaged and no reported injuries. The cause remains under investigation.
 
Dispatched LAFD Units: E47  RA47  E212  E12  T12  E16  E201  T1  T2  E2  E202  E90  H0D  H0A  EM1  BC2  BC1  AO2  E4  H1  H2  T90  E290  H3  H6  CM42  
CM22  BP47  E44  E35  TO24  E29  E3  E211  T11  BC5  T90  E290  T10  E210  E21  E15  AR1  EA1  
 
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