Pacific Palisades Brush Fire Scorches Approximately 15 Acres


PACIFIC PALISADES (CNS) - A fresh set of fire engines and crews were rotated in this morning to continue work on a brush fire that has scorched approximately 15 acres in Pacific Palisades, a fire department spokeswoman said.

“Air Ops will resume today,” according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. “A fresh set of fire engines and crews are rotating in this morning to continue work.”

The fire ignited in a remote area off Michael Lane and Palisades Court around 10 p.m. Friday, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange and CBS2.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has dispatched 72 firefighters to the scene and is receiving assistance from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Prange said.

“There are no structures threatened, no evacuations in place and no injuries reported” Stewart said. “The weather is cool and wet (with high humidity) and no-to-low winds, which helped hold the fire in check within the `bowl' it's in.”

“Last night's firefighting efforts were primarily from the air with LAFD helicopters making continuous water drops until 5 a.m., at which time the aircraft needed to undergo maintenance,” she said.


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