Mandeville Canyon Fire

September 6, 2011 by USA Post 

Mandeville Canyon FireMandeville Canyon Fire, The fire was moving through dense vegetation in the Santa Monica Mountains, having torn through more than 10 hectares, and broke out Monday afternoon, is now 50 percent contained, fire officials said the Monday night.

The fire, which went on behind some houses in the canyon in the 3600 block of Mandeville Canyon Road at 4:10 pm and worked his way up the canyon toward Mulholland Drive, is in the “cleanup” stage, and Firefighters are working to drop water on the coals remaining hotspot.

LA Firefighters worked for the city to contain the blaze for about 2 1 / 2 hours; dropping 1,600 gallons of water on the flames in a moment of “super-Scoopers” carrying water from local water sources.

Wind and high humidity helps firefighters in fighting the fire.

A second fire in the same area on the Sepulveda Pass just before the fire, but was put out fairly quickly. There is no known connection between the flames.

There were no reports of injuries or structural damage.

“Clean” ground crews are planning to work overnight.

The cause of the fire, breaking the fourth Monday in southern California, remains under investigation.

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