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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