Hansen Dam Brush Fire Stopped At Eight Acres

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Los Angeles

Dense vegetation in the Hansen Dam area created challenging conditions but firefighters halted the fire’s progress, containing it to eight acres.

At 5:17PM, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported grass fire at 12100 W Osborne St, Pacoima.  The first crews on scene found approximately half an acre burning in very dense vegetation.  Due to the difficulty accessing the fire and the limited water supply, the incident was quickly upgraded to a full brush fire response.  

Assistance Chief Andrew Fox assumed Incident Command with LA County Fire, US Forest Service, Angeles National Forest and Park Rangers as assisting agencies, totaling over 250 firefighters.  Air drops by both LAFD and LACoFD helicopters held the fire in check while ground crews worked to gain hold of the fire.  LACoFD camp crews cut line, giving the LAFD firefighters room to lay in hose lines and extinguish the fire.

Working together to battle this stubborn fire, knockdown was achieved in three hours and 13 minutes with no structures damaged and no injuries reported.  Crews remained on scene through the evening to ensure no hot spots reignited.

LAFD Arson responded to the incident and the cause is under investigation.

Dispatched (LAFD only) units: E98 T98 E298 E8140 BC12 E77 E91 RA98 E24 E275 T75 E289 T89 H0C H0A EM15 BC10 E39 RA90 H1 H3 CM22 H6 CM42 RA898 E90 E8139 E220 T20 WT88 T90 E290 BC15 RA90 E8138 E288 HU89 E8137 E35 E87 E8136 E274 T74 AR2 RA77 RT83 T87

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