Fire devoured half-an-acre of brush in Sunland Sunday, authorities said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department got the call at 1:09 a.m. about a fire burning in the 12300 block of North Mount Gleason Avenue, spokesman Nicholas Prange said.
Crews attacked the flames with an anchor/flank/pinch technique, gaining the upper hand within 25 minutes, according to Prange.
Fire Rescue Magazine describes this process as follows: the anchor point prevents a fire from burning around a “control line,” while flanking involves spraying water to create a “wet line” to stop a fire in its tracks, while pinching is about crews reaching the “‘head” of a fire and squeezing it with water from the flank.
Crews remain on scene to “mop up” the hot spots and improve the perimeter, Prange said.
No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.
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