Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker

Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker

Blake Casey
May 29, 2017

Firefighters are still on the scene, using equipment rerouted from a fire in the Angeles Forest as well as helicopter water drops, according to ABC.

The brush fire scorched one-acre before firefighters were able to extinguish it, CAWRT said.

The smoke extending over Brentwood.

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

The LAFD first responded to reports of the Mandeville Canyon fire near a house at 2969 N. Mandeville Canyon Road at around 12:46 p.m. PT on Sunday. "Ground access is hard in a fairly remote location", the LAFD said.

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But because of the light vegetation and stillness of the wind, it was a relatively easy fire to put out, Smith said.

Dubbed the "Joe Hill Fire", the fire spread overnight and led to twenty area residents being evacuated Sunday morning.

This photo provided by KCBS-TV/CBSLA shows a plume of smoke from a wildfire burning above Mandeville Canyon Road, behind the Getty Center, center, and the Hotel Angeleno, right, in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, Sunday, May 28, 2017. To the northeast, a fire was burning away from foothill homes in the Lake View Terrace neighborhood and into Angeles National Forest.

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