BRENTWOOD—With the Santa Ana winds rising, a brush fire developed in the city of Brentwood on Tuesday, October 22 the Los Angeles Fire Department first reported
At 3:23 p.m., officials from the LAFD reported a brush fire on 1504 North Kenter Ave. Both LAFD and air response worked together to battle the one quarter acre brush burning uphill slowly in medium terrain.
At 4:13 p.m., a total of 60 LAFD firefighters were on scene and managed to maintain the fire to that original 1/4 acre of vegetation, which was alongside a recently demolished home. The LAFD credited the ease of battling the flames to previous proper brush clearance, wind cooperation, as well as their helicopter’s initial attack on the fire. The flames were extinguished in just 50 minutes and there were no reports of any injuries or damage to structures. The fire remains under investigation as no official cause has been determined.
The LAFD issued a fire weather watch in effect from late Wednesday night through Friday evening for most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the Santa Ana winds and low humidity. Winds are expected to reach anywhere between 40-60 mph, with the strongest winds taking place in the mountains and the hills.
If fire ignition transpires, these weather conditions can be favorable to the fire, which can place individuals and structures at risk.