Firefighters Respond to 8-Acre Brush Fire in Brentwood

A brush fire burning on the northeast side of Black Canyon City led to mandatory evacuations as fire crews from multiple agencies rushed to control the blaze Sunday morning.

(KNBC-TV Via AP). This still photo from video provided by KNBC-TV shows a hot spot from a wildfire above Mandeville Canyon Road in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Residents closer to the fire were also inconvenienced as more than 30 fire vehicles clogged up roads and snarled traffic at the bottom of Mandeville Canyon.

The fire broke out just after 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the 2900 block of N. Mandeville Canyon Road, and has spurred the evacuation of five homes.

Riverside County Fire officials said those residents were allowed to return after firefighters contained 50 percent of the blaze.

More than 115 firefighters were on scene as the flames moved uphill through heavy brush.

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No homes are now under mandatory evacuation but some people have left voluntarily, Margaret Stewart with the Los Angeles Fire Department tells KPCC.

Incidentally, Stewart said that the brush clearance efforts around the homes in Mandeville Canyon may have protected that community from the flames. By 3:30 p.m., the acreage total ballooned to 30 acres, she added.

No structures have been damaged, and no injuries have been reported.

One family told firefighters they evacuated their home so quickly they left food cooking on a stove.

The Getty Center closed early as a precaution. Crews were sent there to turn it off.

  • Megan Austin