5 Homes Evacuated During 55-Acre Brentwood Brush Fire

More than 150 Los Angeles firefighters contained a brush fire in the hills of Brentwood that began at approximately 12:46 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. The fire was reported in the area of 2969 North Mandeville Canyon Road moving “at a moderate speed” uphill, according to LAFD spokesperson Margaret Stewart.

At 7:29 p.m. on Tuesday night, LAFD reported: “Due to the tremendous efforts of over 300 firefighters during the course of three days, the Mandeville Fire is now 100 percent contained. This 55 acre, non-injury fire presented numerous challenges with the remote, rugged terrain and was a stubborn fire to tackle but the LAFD prevailed and no homes suffered any fire damage. A fresh set of eight firefighters on three different apparatus (battalion command team, fire engine, brush patrol) will be on scene throughout the entire evening, ensuring no flare ups and providing for the safety of the community. Tomorrow, firefighters will begin the laborious task of picking up over 10,000 feet of hose line from the canyon. At 8 p.m. this evening, Mandeville Canyon Road will be fully opened to vehicle traffic with minimal firefighting apparatus on the roads. This is the final update for the Mandeville Fire.”

At 5:58 a.m. Monday, the LAFD reported: “Size of the fire remains approximately 55 acres, overnight firefighters made great progress and containment is now at 95 percent. New crews will be on scene this morning to make relief with companies who remained fighting the fire overnight. LAFD operations will continue throughout the day and smoke will likely remain visible. No structures damaged and no injuries reported.”

As of 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, the containment of the fire was at 70 percent, reports LAFD : “Forward progress of the fire stopped. Acreage estimate still at 30 acres. We do not yet have an expected timeline for the re-opening of Mandeville Canyon Road. Crews will be working this fire through the night, anticipated for another 36 hours. No injuries reported. No homes threatened and no evacuations in place.”

Early Sunday evening, the LA Times reported the cause of the fire was sparked with a muffler overheated in a gas-powered weed whacker. 

More than 158 LAFD firefighters were on scene Sunday, along  with the Los Angeles County Fire Department also assisting. 

Five homes were evacuated early in the incident and there no further evacuations, according to Stewart.

LAFD credits homeowners in the immediate fire area for maintaining proper brush clearance, citing that it made a difference in the ability of the fire to progress, as well as protect homes. 

Credit: Palisades Patrol

Credit: Palisades Patrol

Credit: Palisades Patrol

Credit: Palisades Patrol

Credit: Palisades Patrol

Credit: Palisades Patrol

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  1. Trevor Snieb says:

    Great photos and info from Palisades Patrol! Their Community Alert app and patrol officers are the Best!! Thanks.

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