Durfee Fire Near Whittier Narrows Prompts Large Emergency Response

Firefighters work to extinguish a brush fire in Whittier Narrows on Oct. 21, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Firefighters work to extinguish a brush fire in Whittier Narrows on Oct. 21, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles County firefighters stopped a small brush fire Monday afternoon in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, holding it to two acres despite high temperatures and wind.

The Durfee fire started in the 1600 block of North Rosemead Boulevard about 3:30 p.m. and prompted a first-alarm brush response from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

In a large, initial attack, the firefighting effort involved several engines, bulldozers and aircraft. Firefighters faced temperatures in the 90s with light west winds to 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service office in Oxnard. The fire was contained by Monday evening.

Monday marked the first day in a potentially hard week for firefighters, as meteorologists have forecast strong winds and high temperatures later in the week.

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