Fast Action by Firefighters Stops Brush Fire Before it Can Grow

By On May 20, 2013

Burbank Firefighters were called to a vegetation fire near the 16th hole of DeBell Golf Course around 12:23 Monday.

(Photo  by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon the first engines arrival they reported a half acre brush fire with active fire running uphill and requested a second alarm along with assistance from water dropping helicopters because of the steep terrain.

Minutes later a Command Post was setup in the parking lot of the Castaway Restaurant and additional equipment was requested from the Area C Fire Stations, which included Glendale and Pasadena Fire Departments, along with crews setting up the heli-stop to fill the water dropping helicopters on the Starlight Mesa (above Stough Canton Park) and two LA County Camp Crews.

Los Angles City Copter 5 makes a water drop on a hotspot during a small brush fire that occurred above DeBell hole 16. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Los Angles City Copter 5 makes a water drop on a hotspot during a small brush fire that occurred above DeBell hole 16. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters, with the help of the water dropping helicopters and very little wind blowing, were able to get a handle on the fire by 3:00 pm, A total containment with lines surrounding the fire was reported at 4:00pm.

The cause will be investigated by Burbank’s Arson Investigator. There were no injuries reported. DeBell Golf Course remained open during the emergency.

A Burbank Firefighter uses a shovel of dirt to douse a a small flareup in the hills above DeBell Golf Course Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

A Burbank Firefighter uses a shovel of dirt to douse a a small flareup in the hills above DeBell Golf Course Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters extinguish a small brush fire that consumed 1 acre in the hills above DeBell Golf Course. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters extinguish a small brush fire that consumed 1 acre in the hills above DeBell Golf Course. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Los Angeles City Copter 5 makes a drop on a small brush fire that occurred Monday afternoon near DeBell golf corse. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Los Angeles City Copter 5 makes a drop on a small brush fire that occurred Monday afternoon near DeBell golf corse. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter sprays water on the hillside along the 16th holes of DeBell where a small brush fire consumed 1 acre Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter sprays water on the hillside along the 16th holes of DeBell where a small brush fire consumed 1 acre Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Photo By Nick Colbert

Photo By Nick Colbert

Photo By Nick Colbert

Photo By Nick Colbert

Photo By Nick Colbert

Photo By Nick Colbert

 

LA City Fire Helicopter brings hose and refreshments to fire crews high on a hill above DeBell Golf Course. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

LA City Fire Helicopter brings hose and refreshments to fire crews high on a hill above DeBell Golf Course. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Engine 16 supplies water to a fellow crew member right above. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Engine 16 supplies water to a fellow crew member right above. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Glendale supplied several engine companies along with this water tender. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Glendale supplied several engine companies along with this water tender. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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