Small Brush Fire in Pacific Palisades Knocked-Down

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A small brush fire in Pacific Palisades was knocked-down Sunday afternoon after threatening homes, fire officials said.

A brush fire in Pacific Palisades burned about 10 acres before it was knocked-down on May 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The blaze was reported around 12:30 p.m. in the 17000 block of Avenida de Santa Ynez (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

More than 200 firefighters worked to confine the fire to nearly five acres s of heavy brush in under four and a half hours, an LAFD alert stated.

“There are several hundred homes up here and firefighters did really an outstanding job,” LAFD Asst. Chief Andrew Fox said. “Any wind whatsoever we would have had our hands full and there would have been a number of structures threatened”

No one was injured and no evacuations were ordered.

“Fire controlled … Fire crews will remain on site Sunday night to check for and control any spot fires or flare-ups,” the LAFD incident page stated around 4:45 p.m.

Three helicopters and 92 firefighters initially responding to the blaze, LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

Temperatures in the area were 81 degrees and winds were blowing at 1 mph, a separate LAFD alert stated. Humidity was at 33 percent.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

KTLA’s Ashley Soley-Cerro and Sara Welch contributed to this report.


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