PACIFIC PALISADES—Flames rapidly spread uphill in medium to heavy brush on an acre-and-a-half brush fire in the Pacific Palisades on Tuesday, August 13. Firefighters acted quickly to contain the fire from homes near the hill, holding the burn region to approximately five acres.
The Los Angeles Fire Department stated that the blaze was driven by the topography. The LAFD reported that the steep grade led to the uphill brush being preheated by the flames below, before being consumed by the fire’s footprint.
With the help of the LAFD and LACoFD, the blaze was quickly surrounded by hose lines and helicopters made water drops on the head of the fire. In less than two hours, the fire was contained at 75 percent. There were no reports of any injuries or threats to homes in the area.
The LAFD uploaded a video to Youtube documenting the containment of the fire.