Brush Fire Consumes Nearly Nine Acres in Chatsworth

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Thanks to a well coordinated air and ground response by a trio of Fire Departments on Wednesday afternoon, a wildfire pushed by light winds was held to less than nine acres and prevented from damaging homes or causing injury in the northwest San Fernando Valley.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 3:59 PM on September 22, 2021 to the 22500 block of Jeffrey Mark Court in Chatsworth, where firefighters arrived quickly by ground and air to find three-quarters of an acre of light-to-medium brush burning steadily uphill near Chatsworth Park South, being fanned by light winds.

As the fire's location not far from the the Santa Susana Pass is considered a wildfire Mutual Threat Zone for three bordering fire departments, the LAFD was soon joined by the Los Angeles County and Ventura County Fire Departments, which also dispatched ground personnel and firefighting helicopters.

The bold and well-coordinated air and ground assault by the allied agencies, including 154 members of the LAFD, confined the fire to less than nine acres of rugged terrain, stopping all forward progress of the fire in just two hours, and sparing as many as 100 homes in the path of the flames from any fire damage.

There proved no need for evacuation, and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters completed full containment of the fire late Wednesday night, and actively patrolled the fire line until 10:30 Thursday morning to assure full extinguishment. 

The cause of this major emergency brush fire, known as the Jeffrey Fire, remains under active investigation.  

Dispatched LAFD Units: E296  T96  RA96  E107  E72  E104  E8  E70  E305  H0F  H0A  E90  EM14  BC17  BC15  H2  H3  HA2  HA3  HA5  H5  T90  E290  E103  AO1  T90  E290  E90  E105  T105  HE1  E84  E273  T73  E293  E93  T93  E87  CM42  BC10  E39  CE84  HL1  RA72  RA104  EM15  E60  E88  E20  E73  E18  E83  PI3  E109  E100  BP74  BP44  E99  E86  E28  E102  BC15  E28  E70  T96  E296  RA896  E8  CW3B  CW3A  E87 + LACoFD + VCFD

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