Shadow Hills Brush Fire Consumes Over 100 Acres
Hundreds of firefighters from five different agencies responded by ground and air over several hours to battle a wildfire that began Wednesday afternoon in Shadow Hills.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified by the first of several 9-1-1 calls at 1:03 PM on September 21, 2022 to respond to a brush fire in the hills north of La Tuna Canyon Road. Firefighters arrived quickly to find approximately 5 acres of brush burning in steep and remote terrain.
Under the command of LAFD Assistant Chief Corey Rose, a well-coordinated ground and air assault slowed the forward progress of the fire in a matter of hours, preventing the need for any threat to or evacuations of nearby homes. During the swift mutual aid response from five agencies, firefighters took advantage of the temperature, wind, and former burn scar from the 2017 La Tuna Fire, all of which enabled crews to keep this fire being stopped at just over 100 acres, rather than thousands.
Fire crews remained long after the flames were eliminated, improving containment lines, and mopping up hot spots and smoldering debris. Thankfully no structures were threatened by the advancing flames, and no injuries were reported.
The cause of the major emergency blaze, known as the Land Fire, remains under active investigation.
A special thank you goes out to all of our Foothill Mutual Threat Zone cooperators who respond with the LAFD on a variety of emergencies on a regular basis. Today, those included Los Angeles County Fire Department, US Forest Service (Angeles National Forest), Burbank Fire Department, and Glendale Fire Department.
Dispatched LAFD Units: E77 E24 BC12 T90 E290 HA2 H2 T74 E274 RA77 E289 T89 E60 E91 H0B RA90 EM14 BC14 WT77 E8140 CM42 BC15 CM40 PB98 HE1 DZ12 BC17 HA1 H1 HA3 H3 E39 RI600 BC15 AO1 AO2 E90 E8139 E8138 E82C E8136 HT3 BP74 WT88 BP78 BP109 RA98 RA102 E76 E42 E1 E11 E2 E10 AR7 RA7 EA1 EA2 HL3 HL4 PI1 HA1 H1 E2 E10 E11 HL7 E70 E72