Brush fire burns around 20 acres Monday afternoon
By Sam Catanzaro
Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) crews stopped forward progress of a Topanga brush fire after burning 20 acres Monday afternoon.
According to the LACoFD, the fire, dubbed the Flores Fire, was first reported Monday around 2:45 p.m. in the area of Tuna Canyon Road and Los Flores Heights Road. Crews arrived to find 1/2 acre of brush burning with flames moving uphill.
For two hours the fire continued to grow, threatening structures in the area. By 4:10 p.m. the fire had burned around 20 acres but officials reported the structure threat had diminished. At 5:32 p.m. the LACoFD reported that forward progress of the fire had been stopped as crews reached 15 percent containment.
No civilian injuries have been reported. One firefighter sustained a minor injury combating the blaze.
No further information about the cause of the fire is currently available. This article will be updated.