Crews Get Handle On Brentwood Brush Fire That Comes Close To Homes

BRENTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters continued to battle a brush fire Sunday that they say burned within 200-feet of homes in Brentwood.

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.

The fire was moving at a moderate speed uphill and was estimated to have scorched 30 acres as of 3:20 p.m.

Authorities have confirmed the fire accidentally started from sparks from a weed-wacker.  About 150 firefighters from the air and ground got a handle fire throughout the evening. At about 10 p.m. crews had the fire 70 percent contained and the acreage burned reached 50. No structures have been damaged, and no injuries have been reported. Crews were expected to be on scene overnight and into Memorial Day.

The Getty Center closed early as a precaution. CBS2’s Erica Mandy reported as disappointed museum goers were turned away.

 

 

Hiker Troy Paul captured dramatic footage of the fire at its peak:

A large plume of smoke was visible from The Getty Center, which was northeast of the fire.

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