Saturday, July 16, 2016
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott
Sepulveda Basin - Los Angeles Firefighters battled a fire that broke out Saturday in the Sepulveda Basin, scorching 10 acres of grass and light brush amid intense afternoon heat.
LAFD received a 911 call at 12:58 PM, on July 16, 2016, for a reported brush fire near 15700 Burbank Boulevard in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, just Northwest of where the 405 freeway and 101 freeway cross.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find a 1/4 acre of brush on fire, quickly spreading. Additional firefighters were rapidly requested and attacked the fire on the ground, surrounding the flames, while helicopters made strategic water drops on the head of the fire.
Approximately 100 LAFD firefighters, plus Los Angeles County Fire Department camp crews, under the command of Assistant Chief Patrick Butler, fully extinguished the flames in 1 hour and 27 minutes, keeping the footprint to 10 acres. No structures were threatened, and no one was injured.
The fire forced the closure of westbound Burbank Boulevard near Woodley Avenue. Local weather during the fire was: 84 degrees F, Humidity 38%, and 7 MPH wind.
The cause of the fire was undetermined.
Simultaneously in Simi Valley, the Ventura County Fire Department fought a 1-acre brush fire that broke out at near Black Canyon Road.
FS 88; Batt 10; Valley Bureau; Council District 4; Dispatched Units: BC10 BC14 BC17 CM42 E100 E109 E239 E260 E288 E290 E37 E39 E481 E83 E88 E89 E90 E99 EM17 H1 H2 H4 RA88 T39 T60 T88 T90 WT88. (Photos 1 & 2 © Greg Doyle, photo 3 LAFD)
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