LAFD Stops Brush Fire in Debs Park

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Los Angeles Firefighters hit the hills and quickly gained control of a two acre brush fire in the steep terrain of Debs Park.

At 2:19 PM on July 5, 2015, the LAFD responded to a brush fire in Debs Park.  Firefighters arrived on scene to find two acres slowly burning uphill.Firefighter using handline to put water on smoldering brush

Fortunately, it was a "topographical" fire, meaning it was not driven by the winds.  This gave firefighters the upper hand in working to achieve containment and prevent damage to any structures. 

Crew of firefighters making way down hill towards plume of smoke Over 100 LAFD firefighters combined with four hand crews from LACoFD took 1.5hrs to get a full knockdown. 

Helicopter making water drop over brush fireAir support hit the fire hard while ground crews established hand lines all the way around the perimeter and the LACoFD crews cut fire line.  The efficient and effective teamwork successfully ensured no damage to any homes and no injuries were reported.  Companies remained on the scene throughout the day and night to ensure no flare ups.  The cause is not yet determined.

Dispatched units: E55 T12 E212 RA801 RA12 T1 E201 E12 E2 E250 E203 T3 H0B H0F EM13 BC11 BC5 E44 DC22 BC13 H2 H4 E90 BC2 E55 E220 T20 WT88 E47 E16 E15 E29 E42 RT59 BP47 BP44 BP98 RA47 RA850 HU59

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