LAFD Contains Accidental 15-Acre Brush Fire in Foothills Above Lake View Terrace

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An accidentally sparked fire burned 15 acres in the foothills above Lake View Terrace  Monday afternoon.

Los Angeles firefighters were called to the blaze in the 11200 block of North Wheatland Avenue, the city Fire Department said on Twitter about 3:15 p.m.

Two to 3 acres of grass were burning upward toward a ridge, LAFD’s Margaret Stewart said shortly thereafter. The U.S. Forest Service responded alongside LAFD’s “full brush response.”

The fire was first reported at 3:07 p.m. on the right side of the 210 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. CHP said the fire was 1 mile north of the freeway.

The blaze was knocked down by 148 firefighters in one hour, 14 minutes.

The fire was determined to have been accidentally started by construction workers grinding metal, sparking the flames, the Fire Department said.

Work was set to continue on hot spots overnight.

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