Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker

Erika Turner
May 29, 2017

The fire was reported at 12:46 p.m. near 2969 N. Mandeville Canyon Road as a 3/4 acre light brush fire.

Fire officials had feared the fire could grow to 30 acres if firefighters did no act quickly enough.

There were no injuries reported, nor any property damage, she said. "There is no evacuation order in place". While flames have come within 200 feet of structures, "firefighters performing structural defense prevented any further threat and no homes are now at risk", the fire department said. The Brentwood neighborhood near the fire is dense with estates belonging to major Hollywood players. Mandeville Canyon is located just northwest of the Getty Center.

More than 95 Los Angeles city firefighters had been sent to the greater alarm fire, but they were released after incident command was transferred to the forest agency when the fire began burning mostly in the Angeles National Forest.

D'Evelyn added no further evacuations were expected as of Sunday afternoon as crews from the Black Canyon City Fire Department along with Daisy Mountain, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Glendale Fire departments worked to contain the blaze.

Winds were estimated to be moving at a rate of 5 to 10 miles per hour.

City fire spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says crews are contending with rugged terrain and hot conditions.

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