Firefighters Tuesday extinguished a slow-moving, half-acre brush fire near some downed power lines in the Beverly Crest area.
The fire was reported near 80 Beverly Park Lane at about 8 a.m., and was extinguished in around three hours, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
After about an hour, firefighters had made “good progress” in containing the fire, but were hindered in their efforts to battle the flames using a helicopter because of downed power lines in the area, the LAFD reported.
“The extended duration was due to safety concerns with fire still burning around downed wires,” LAFD spokesperson Margaret Stewart said.
A security issue developed when a drone was seen flying in the operational area, which affected emergency operations, Stewart said. Los Angeles police were notified.