The combined efforts of the Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Angeles National Forest, Glendale Fire Department and Burbank Fire Department ensured a timely knockdown of a 15 acre brush fire in the canyon leading into Angeles National Forest.
At 3:07PM on December 7, 2015 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire in the Lake View Terrace area. Upon arrival, firefighters found three to four acres of medium grass burning uphill.Sparks from a metal grinding operation ignited the fire which burned up both sides of the canyon. Fortunately, winds were down and water dropping resources were able to knock back the advancing flame front. Over 140 LAFD firefighters, under the command of Assistant Chief Michael Little, continued ground efforts until a line was established around the perimeter and knockdown was declared in 1:14hrs.
Today’s fire came on the eve of the LAFD announcing the arrival of five new Type III Wildland Fire Engines into the fleet. These engines, provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will be used as front-line resources against brush fires. We no longer have a ‘brush season’ in Southern California. The continued, extreme draught ensures our season lasts all year long. All residents living in our fire danger zones are encouraged to have an evacuation plan. Put the thought into what you will take, where you will go, how you will communicate with family/friends – now. Because when the evacuation order comes, you may not have time to figure it out.
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