A wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains was doused Monday before it could spread beyond a quarter-acre.
Flames were first reported at 11:18 a.m. in the 21000 block of Winfield Road in Topanga, where the brush fire was creeping its way through short vegetation, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department spokeswoman Leslie Lua.
Due to red flag and wind advisories Monday that created dangerous fire conditions, according to the National Weather Service, the county’s firefighters were not taking any chances and sent out a 1st Alarm Response that included 115 personnel to fight the flames, Lua said.
Crews began arriving on scene at 11:23 a.m. The wildfire was knocked down by 11:34 a.m.