LAFD Prevents 40 Acre Wildfire from Damaging El Sereno Homes

Friday, October 11, 2019

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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