Crews stamp out brush fire near Burbank golf course

Burbank fire

Courtesy City of Burbank

Update 5:34 p.m.:  Fire out, crew mopping up area

A one-acre brush fire that had been burning near a Burbank golf course is now fully contained, city of Burbank spokesman Todd Wilson said Monday afternoon. Crews are on hand to clean up hot spots in the area and make sure they don't reignite. 

"We have full containment at this time," Wilson said. "We're going to keep a firewatch on it overnight to make sure that no embers rekindle and start another event. 

About 100 firefighters from Burbank, L.A. County and L.A. city fire agencies were on hand to help extinguish the fire Monday. The cause is still being investigated. 

Update 3:43 p.m.: Fire burns in hills near golf course

A one-acre brush fire burned Monday afternoon on a hillside near the DeBell Golf Course in the Burbank area.

The fire was reported shortly after 12:15 p.m., according to Drew Sugars, spokesman for the city of Burbank.

Firefighters responded to the scene along with two water-dropping helicopters, Sugars said. 

“We had Burbank firefighters attack it from the ground, but this fire started going to go up the hill. So we have help from L.A. City Fire. We had two helicopters dropping water on it," Sugars said. "We also received three ground crews from L.A. County to assist in the ground fight. And we have some backup from Glendale and Pasadena as well.”

Sugars said that the golf course has not been evacuated, but that officials have closed the back entrance to the course as a precaution. No homes are threatened, and firefighters hope to have the blaze contained by Monday evening. 

"It’s very hilly back here in the Verdugo Mountains," said Sugars. "The brush is very dry this time of year. But between the experienced hand crews that we have and the attack from the air from L.A. City, it seems to be going very well.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the fire was 20 acres. We regret the error. 

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