Firefighters Put Out Small Brush Fire Near Pacific Palisades

Fire crews were able to knock down a small blaze that broke out in Topanga State Park Wednesday evening, just outside of Pacific Palisades, officials said.

A brush fire burned in the hills above Pacific Palisades on Feb. 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A brush fire burned in the hills above Pacific Palisades on Feb. 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The flames were fully contained around 9:45 p.m. after growing to cover three-quarters of an acre in the three hours since the fire was first reported around 6:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Firefighters had to hike nearly 2 miles through rough terrain to access the flames that were burning in a remote area near the Palisades Highlands neighborhood, authorities said.

The blaze was burning in brush near Temescal Ridge Trail and Skull Rock, firefighters said.

Forward progress was stopped by 9 p.m. but crews expected to remain on scene through the night as the flames had not been fully extinguished.

Winds were only blowing at about 4 mph and there was no threat to homes or other structures, according to LAFD.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed heavy smoke coming off a few small patches of flames that did, in fact, not appear to be spreading through the brush.