Despite the challenge of extreme fire weather and rolling terrain, Los Angeles Firefighters responded decisively by ground and air to tame a fast-moving wildfire in El Sereno Friday.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 11:26 AM on October 11, 2019 to the 2800 block of North Eastern Avenue in El Sereno, where firefighters arrived quickly to discover two acres of heavy brush burning in varied terrain.
Though the fire grew quickly, a well-coordinated air and ground assault by 63 LAFD responders contained the stubborn flames in less than five hours, preventing any injury or damage to the many residential buildings in the area.
The flames were confined to less than 40 acres, with all visible flame fully extinguished in little more than nine hours. There proved to be no need for formal evacuation, and no injuries were reported.
The cause of major emergency fire remains under investigation.
Dispatched LAFD Units: E47 E212 H0B BC2 E202 E55 CM22 HA6 H6 CM22 E6 E44 E203 E17 E42 E56 E34 RA844 EA1 E79 E79 E212 BP99 E42 E1 E447 E47 BP44 E85 E105 BC2 RA801 E447 E201 H5 HA5
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