Small Brush Fire Being Tackled in Lake View Terrace Area [UPDATED]
A small brush fire, covering an estimated 5-7 acres, is burning in the Lake View Terrace area, say the Los Angeles Fire Department. 65 firefighters from the LAFD, as well as Angeles National Forest ground personnel and the Los Angeles County Fire Department--with a helicopter and handcrew--are working on the blaze, which is being fanned by 5 mph breeze. Though the blaze is described as being in the sight of homes abutting the hillside on Kurt Street, no evacuations have been ordered.
Update 3:23 p.m. The LAFD says the fire is "contained" at 7 acres, however, they stress that means "tentatively encircled, *not yet* fully controlled."
Update 4:15 p.m. The fire is now extinguished. "Mop-up & patrol will continue into evening," says the LAFD's Brian Humphrey via an e-mail notification.