WOODLAND HILLS—On June 19 at around 1:15 p.m. officials responded to a 10-acre brush fire near the 24000 block of Welby Way in the Woodland Hills area.
The fire burned grass and brushes, but was inaccessible for firefighters to reach on foot. The fire burned uphill, as firefighters used water-dropping helicopters to stop the damage. Both the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Firefighters appeared on the scene.
A total of 194 city firefighters responded to put the fire out. As the fire began to move towards the Ventura County area, the Ventura County Firefighters assisted in extinguishing the flames.
The brush fire occurred after meteorologists predictions of elevated fire danger due to the increased heat and dry weather over the weekend. The warm weather is expected to continue into the weekend, reaching a daily high of over 90 degrees.