Firefighters extinguish Montecito Heights brush fire

A small brush fire that broke out Sunday in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Montecito Heights was knocked down by city firefighters.

The brush fire was reported at 3:39 p.m. at 386 S Avenue 52 near Griffith Avenue and the northbound Pasadena (110) Freeway, said city fire spokesman Brian Humphrey.

"The fire burned less than an acre and was knocked down at 4:11 p.m.", said Humphrey.

There were no injuries and no structures were threatened, said Humphrey.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


Crews battling fires along Antelope Valley Freeway near Acton

The right lane of the southbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway has been closed from Crown Valley parkway to Red Rover Mine Road, in Acton, as firefighters battle what may be three fires along the freeway.

Sierra Highway may be affected soon by the flames, said a CHP patrol officer at the location.

The fires broke out starting at 12:51 p.m. along the freeway at Red Rover Mine Road.


Roads closed, crashes reported near Calabasas brush fire

Mureau Road has been closed between Mountain View Drive and its overpass above the Ventura (101) Freeway at Calabasas Road, as firefighters battle a brushfire north of the 101 and east of Las Virgenes Road. Two lanes of the four westbound freeway lanes have been blocked by fire trucks.

At least two car crashes are reported on the westbound U.S. 101 freeway, and a person has reportedly suffered a heart attack at Mureau Road at Mountain View Drive.


[Updated] Brush fire breaks out near Calabasas City Hall

Update: Crews were able to gain control over the fast-spreading Calabasas fire by 1:32 p.m. There were no reports of damage to nearby structures. A separate blaze that broke out in Chatsworth, north of the Reagan (118) Freeway at Topanga Canyon Boulevard's north end, was also extinguished shortly after firefighters arrived at the scene.

A brushfire described by a California Highway Patrol officer as "very large" broke out on vacant land near the Calabasas City Hall just before noon Sunday.

The fire was reported north of the Ventura (101) Freeway and east of Las Virgenes Road at 11:51 a.m.

In 15 minutes, it had burned 8 acres of brush, and a second alarm was called at 12:14 p.m. No structures were reported to be in immediate danger, but the fire was burning near several subdivisions and apartment complexes, and was not far from Los Angeles County fire station 125 on Las Virgenes Road.


Small fire reported along freeway near Chatsworth

Los Angeles City firefighters are heading to a reported brushfire along the Reagan (118) Freeway near Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Chatsworth. The fire, at 21601 Mayan Drive, is described as small.

This is a separate incident from the L.A. County fire in Calabasas.