Brush Fire Almost Reached Homes in Lake View Terrace
On Wednesday afternoon, firefighters of the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a brush fire in the midst of an unusual autumn heat prompting a red-flag warning. Initial reports indicate that the brush fire almost reached homes in Lake View Terrace. Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department stated that several 911 calls reporting the blaze have been recorded past 2:30 in the afternoon at 11700 Terra Vista Way. According to Scott, the firefighters were already in control of the situation at around 4 p. m. “We did hit this hard and fast, as we normally do,” Scott said.
In two hours’ time, the fire had been knocked down by firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and L.A. City, County. All 450 of them together with the 50 Los Angeles Police Department officers worked quick and hard to get the situation under control. No injuries or home damages have been reported, although a voluntary evacuation order was placed over some 20 homes affected by the brush fire. Firefighters stayed through the night and mopped things up.
The affected area of the fire reached up to 62 acres. In an aerial video showed by Sky5, it can be seen that the blaze stretched briskly up the canyon eventually leading to the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountain foothills. A dry hillside very near the residential area was covered with smoke prompting the firefighters to safeguard the homes near Terra Vista Way. While firefighters and police officers were busy doing their jobs, some helicopters and the giant Super Scooper sprinkled water on the ground.