An outdoor welding operation ignited a one-acre grass fire Monday in Shadow Hills, but no structures were damaged, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.
The blaze broke out about 2:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of North Wornom Avenue, a few block from Sunland Boulevard, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Ground crews and an LAFD helicopter stopped the fire’s spread in under 20 minutes and contained the flames in about 30 minutes, but remained on scene to overhaul smoldering debris, Humphrey said. No injuries were reported.
The department initially reported that the fire was caused by an active brush clearance operation in the area, but later updated the cause to the welding operation.
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