Hundreds of Los Angeles firefighters battled a fast moving brush fire that broke out in hills north of Lake View Terrace on May 23, 2016.
The fire broke out in the LAFD's jurisdiction and burned into a Mutual Threat Zone involving multiple agencies. Approximately 100 LAFD firefighters responded plus our friends at LACoFD and ANF, all working closely together to aggressively attack the flames from the ground and air, and to get hose-lines around the fire.
The blaze quickly spread to 156 acres of steep rugged terrain, predominately into the Angeles National Forest (ANF), blackening the canyons and hills north of Sunland Tujunga area. A plume of dark smoke was visible for miles.Hand Crews on the ground quickly began surrounding the flames, helicopters made strategic water drops, and fixed wing aircraft greatly assisted, plus an onshore wind helped firefighters progress.
Foothill Blvd was closed between Christy Ave to the west and Esko Ave to the east.
The fire's cause is under active investigation.
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