Firefighters Extinguish Brush Fire Near Hansen Dam

LAKE VIEW TERRACE (CBSLA) – Firefighters made quick work of a small fire that broke out in a remote area of the Hansen Dam Recreation Area Tuesday morning amid scorching hot temperatures.

The approximately two-acre fire broke out in grass and brush a little before 9 a.m. in the 11770 block of Foothill Boulevard, near the Hansen Dam Golf Course.

Just after 10 a.m., air and ground crews had knocked down the blaze, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. No structures were threatened and there were no injuries.

The cause was under investigation. Personnel with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest assisted with the firefight.

About seven miles away, in Granada Hills, two brush fires broke out Tuesday morning along a section of the 118 Freeway. The fires were fully contained by 9 a.m. Los Angeles police reported that two people were arrested on arson charges in the blazes.

Due to hot, dry windy conditions brought on by a Santa Ana wind event, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties that runs through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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