LA VERNE (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters beat back a brush fire that burned 40 acres in La Verne Sunday.
The Rodeo Fire began on a hillside near Briney Point Road and Williams Avenue at around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. It quickly burned from five acres up to 20 acres, reaching 40 acres before firefighters beat it back.READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena
The Live Oak Canyon reservoir helped firefighters contain the fire, although three firefighters sustained minor injures
Three different air ships made drops — LA City Fire, LA County Fire and the Erickson Air Crane were giving assistance.
Sky2’s Desmond Shaw reported in the evening that fire crews were getting a handle on the blaze. CBS2’s Greg Mills confirmed that the fire was being contained.READ MORE: Local Doctors Flying Back From Super Bowl Save Woman's Life On Plane
Live Oak Canyon was under a voluntary evacuation. There was no mandatory evacuation.MORE NEWS: Rally Held Outside LA Hall Of Justice To Recall District Attorney George Gascón
It has been a brutal fire season across the United States nationally. Four-and-a-half million acres have burned this year — up 60 percent from this time last July.