Crews get air support as they battle Los Angeles brush fires

May 29, 2017, 09:03
Crews get air support as they battle Los Angeles brush fires

The flames were first reported around 12:45 p.m. on the 2000 block of North Mandeville Canyon Road with a large amount of smoke rising from the area visible at a distance, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert.

Equipment that had been assigned to an earlier fire in Lake View Terrace was redirected to a fire station in Van Nuys after the Brentwood fire broke out. No property nor major natural resources were damaged, and the cause of the fire was still under investigation, said Seneca Smith, a spokeswoman for the Angeles National Forest agency.

Fire crews have been working throughout the night to contain the fire now estimated at 15 acres.

More news: Dixon invovled in scary crash

Some 115 firefighters were on the scene within 70 minutes.

The canyon was shut down at Sunset Boulevard to accommodate firefighting operations, LAFD officials said. L.A. County Fire Department added another water- dropping helicopter and five camp crews to help the ground attack against the flames, Stewart said.

A plume of smoke from a wildfire burning above Mandeville Canyon Road in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles is seen from the San Fernando Valley, Sunday, May 28, 2017.

More news: Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

"What families need to know is that they should listen to the authorities and if it's time to evacuate, they should do so", American Red Cross spokesman Collin Williams said.

Because of a lack of brush, "the fire ran out of fuel, so it stopped", she said. No injuries were immediately reported.

Around 6 p.m., multiple fire departments responded to initial reports of a fire at auto salvage yard C and S near Smitty Way at Tara Springs Road.

More news: OnePlus 5 may be available in four color options

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Previous owner of Elvis jet says he designed red interior

    Previous owner of Elvis jet says he designed red interior

    It's said that the plane was "One of the first Elvis owned... he spent hundreds of thousands modifying it". There are two other Elvis planes in existence; they're both at the Elvis Presley Museum in Memphis.
    Surprise: Instagram is copying yet another feature that Snapchat pioneered

    Surprise: Instagram is copying yet another feature that Snapchat pioneered

    Location-based stories allow users to add posts from their stories to neaby locations, according to Business Insider . I got a story ring at the top of the search results page for NY and Boston, for example, but not Portland, Maine.
    Monaco crowned king of France

    Monaco crowned king of France

    He added: "We were in the Champions League quarter-final in the first season, in the semi-final this season". I will have discussions with him but I am not the one who is managing his career.
  • Trumpcare Would Cost 23 Million Americans Their Health Coverage, Says CBO

    Trumpcare Would Cost 23 Million Americans Their Health Coverage, Says CBO

    The more one looks at the bill, the more one sees it "succeeds" in only one regard - giving big tax cuts to the very rich. The CBO also found that an amendment in the House bill would over time block some unhealthy people from buying insurance.
    Sea lion grabs girl, pulls her into water in frightening video

    Sea lion grabs girl, pulls her into water in frightening video

    Signage in the area has since gone up, suggesting that disturbing marine wildlife could carry up to a $100,000 fine. The Steveston Harbour Authority put up signs that read "please do not feed the sea lions" after the incident.

    Tornado, flash flood watches issued for Burke, surrounding areas

    The Statesville Record & Landmark reports at least two mobile homes have been destroyed in a portion of Iredell County near U.S. A cold front will approach the area this afternoon, triggering a line of showers and thunderstorms that may be severe.
  • Vanessa Bayer Bids Farewell to 'Saturday Night Live' After Seven Years

    Saturday Night Live has had a ratings resurgence this year, with it having had it's best season numbers in the past two decades. Zamata was the first black woman to be a part of SNL's cast since Maya Rudolph left in 2007.
    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny steps down as Fine Gael leader

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny steps down as Fine Gael leader

    In his statement he the people of Mayo for their support. "He is best placed to bring Fine Gael into a new era". Votes by parliamentary party members (TDs, Senators and MEPs) have more weight than the other colleges.
    China Hopes for Better Bilateral Ties With Newly Elected S Korean Leadership

    China Hopes for Better Bilateral Ties With Newly Elected S Korean Leadership

    But a senior North Korean diplomat has said Pyongyang is open to talks with Washington under the right conditions . Trump and Moon have both also warned that a major conflict with the North is possible.
  • UP home secretary sees 'conspiracy' behind surge in Saharanpur violence

    UP home secretary sees 'conspiracy' behind surge in Saharanpur violence

    Meanwhile, UP Cabinet Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said the government will not allow Rahul Gandhi to do a photo op in the state. The Saharanpur district authorities had yesterday refused permission to Gandhi to visit the strife-torn district.
    Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

    Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

    While botulism can be fatal, the CDC's website said only 3 percent to 5 percent of patients die. More than 70 per cent involved infants , and foodborne botulism comprised 20 per cent of cases.
    New Zealand's Reid to miss Confederations Cup after knee surgery

    New Zealand's Reid to miss Confederations Cup after knee surgery

    Hammers skipper Mark Noble has also had surgery on an abdominal complaint and will miss Sunday's clash at Turf Moor. West Ham boast the bragging rights against Burnley in the battle of the claret shirts.
popular