Oro Vista Fire Stopped Despite Winds

Friday, December 29, 2017
Oro Vista Fire
Burning brush and trees at the Oro Vista Fire
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On Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 7:55 PM, Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighters responded to a brush fire where they were quickly faced with heavy flames and wind gusts up to 10 MPH.

Flames quickly spread along the nearby wash and heavy brush in the surrounding canyon as it begun to threaten the nearby Riverwood community.  Additional resources were immediately added including crews from the U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles County Fire Department, including water-dropping helicopters.

Firefighters immediately engaged in structure protection while air and ground crews attacked the fire directly. No structures were damaged and evacuations were not ordered due to the quick and aggressive actions by firefighters on-scene. 

Full extinguishment of the 13 acre brush fire took a total of 4 hours and 5 minutes utilizing 163 LAFD Firefighters during the intense battle.  The cause of the major emergency brush fire remains under active investigation.


Dispatched Units: E274  T74  E24  BC12  RA74  E298  E98  T98  E289  E89  T89  E60  E90  H0D  H0E  EM14  BC14  E8139  CM42  H2  H3  H6  E91  E7  E86  E42  E81  BC10  E8136  WT88  E8137  E8138  E55  E52  E76  E56  E100  WT77  BC5  BC15  RA98  E287  T87  AR2  E8140  RA89  HU114  HU59  BC17  BC18  E93  E21  E3  E11  E9  BP44  BP78  BP8  BP109  BP84  BP78  SU1

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