Wednesday, April 26, 2017
LAFD Spokesperson: Amy Bastman
A brush fire in Montecito Heights within the Ernest E. Debs Regional Park is quickly extinguished despite wind.
At 3:39 PM on April 26, 2017, the Los Angeles Fire Department was notified of a brush fire within Debs Regional Park. Firefighters utilized an air and ground attack with assistance from Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Firefighters arrived quickly to a slow moving 15 acre brush fire being driven by the park’s topography. However, as the winds increased, firefighters were able to battle the blaze using ground crews and water dropping helicopters, keeping it from spreading. Placing crews ahead of the fire and the coordinated effort of the LAFD and LACoFD was the key to this quick and successful firefight.
It took just under 2 hours for 120 firefighters to battle the blaze with no structures damaged and no reported injuries. The cause remains under investigation.
Dispatched LAFD Units: E47 RA47 E212 E12 T12 E16 E201 T1 T2 E2 E202 E90 H0D H0A EM1 BC2 BC1 AO2 E4 H1 H2 T90 E290 H3 H6 CM42
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