LAFD extinguishes “stubborn” brush fire over the weekend
By Sam Catanzaro
LAFD crews rescued several hikers after a “stubborn” brush fire broke out in Brentwood over the weekend.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the fire–dubbed the Capri Fire–broke out around 6:38 p.m. on Saturday, September 19.
LAFD air and ground response to a one-quarter acre medium-to-heavy brush burning near the Sullivan Fire Road in Rustic Canyon in the vicinity of Murphy Ranch.
81 LAFD personnel aided by five helicopters extinguished the fire–described by the LAFD as “stubborn”–by 9:33 p.m.
Several uninjured hikers stranded by the fire were shepherded to safety by LAFD ground crews, the Department said.
According to the LAFD, crews contained the fire to a little more than one-half acre.
The LAFD reported no injuries, no structure threat or damage and no need for evacuation as a result of the blaze.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.