A brush fire in Topanga that torched more than four acres has been extinguished, county fire officials said Sunday.
The fire ignited near 1200 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. just before 4 p.m. Saturday and was out by 11:58 p.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Cheryl Sims. Forward progress of the blaze was stopped at around 4:25 p.m., she added.
The blaze broke out in heavy, inaccessible brush, according to fire authorities.
Initially, Topanga Canyon Boulevard between Mulholland Drive and Pacific Coast Highway was closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles because of the brushfire, the sheriff’s department reported.
The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert at 4:13 p.m., and canceled it at 9:38 p.m., when they reopened Topanga Canyon Boulevard in both directions between Mulholland Drive and Pacific Coast Highway.
County fire supplied a full brush response, including water dropping helicopters, a strike team, engines and a water tanker, and the city fire department supplied eight engines and three water-dropping helicopters, city fire spokesman Brian Humphrey and county fire officials said.
Some firefighters were airlifted to the top of the ridge to fight the fire.
No structures were threatened, no injuries were reported and no evacuation orders were issued by fire authorities.
The fire consumed 4.3 acres of brush at its peak. Only two country fire units were still on scene by 1:50 a.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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