Shadow Hills Brush Fire Consumes Over 100 Acres

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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 

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