Despite steep terrain and downed powerlines, over 200 LAFD firefighters stopped a brush fire from taking hold in the Hollywood Hills.
Just after 3pm on Tuesday, 19 July 2016, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire near Cahuenga Blvd at the Northbound 101 Freeway. With approximately four acres of grass burning towards moderate brush, first arriving units immediately attacked the hot flank of the fire. Additional firefighters were requested because of the steep terrain and difficulty reaching the fire, causing the incident to become a Major Emergency brush fire.
Over 200 firefighters, assisted by helicopters and hand crews from Los Angeles County Fire Department, under the command of Deputy Chief Charles Butler took two and a half hours to gain a knockdown. Despite the close proximity of both an apartment complex and single family dwellings, firefighters prevented the 18 acre fire from damaging any homes. Firefighters remained on scene throughout the night to ensure no flare-ups and protect the neighboring community from danger.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Dispatched units: E11 E226 T26 E60 BC15 RA27 E41 E29 E56 E289 T89 E90 HOA HOE EM14 BC2 H5 E105 CW3B E88 E12 T90 E290 CM42 SU2 CM22 BC5 E82 E27 E68 E86 E37 HU89 BC19 BC10 BC1 E235 T35 E52 E98 E250 T50 E210 T10 E8136 E10 DZ11 TP1 HE1 EA1 HU59 RA76 RA35 E227 T27 E33 E76 E3 E293 T93 RA56 EM9 BC11 E61 E15 E261 T61 E220 T20 E6 RM2 E9 E48 E61 E69 T15 E215 E85 T64 E264 E93 E97 BC13 E83 RH114 RA52 RA829 H1 H2
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