A fire burned several acres of brush Thursday in Montecito Heights, prompting a response by more than 120 firefighters.
The fire was reported about 4:45 p.m. in the 4700 block of North Griffin Avenue in the area of Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Margaret Stewart.
Two helicopters made water drops and 122 city fire department personnel responded to the scene, along with additional camp crew personnel and air support resources from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Stewart said.
The fire was slow-moving in moderate to heavy brush but was burning in a location where ground crews had to hike in all of their equipment.
There were no reports of damage to structures or injuries, Stewart said, and by about 7:30 p.m. the blaze was 75 percent contained with under five acres burned, Stewart said.
Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene throughout the night tending to hot spots and working with county fire crews clearing areas.
“This is a `dirty-bur’ which means there is still a lot of standing, half-burned fuel susceptible to re-burning which must be cleared to keep residents safe,” Stewart said.
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