Sepulveda Basin grass fire closes Burbank Boulevard

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Sepulveda Basin grass fire closes Burbank Boulevard

by Steven Rosenberg

A grass fire in the Sepulveda Basin Thursday evening burned a quarter-acre and prompted officials to close Burbank Boulevard.

Los Angeles firefighters responded to the blaze south of the Los Angeles River near the 15700 block of Burbank Boulevard about 5:08 p.m., said LA Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

Firefighters were “working to tie in hand lines” to prevent the blaze from jumping to the north side of the river and into heavy brush, she said.

An LAFD water-dropping helicopter helped crews on the ground contain the fire to a quarter-acre of grass and light-to-medium brush, said the LAFD spokeswoman.

While the LAFD was on scene, officials closed Burbank Boulevard between the 405 Freeway and Hayvenhurst Avenue.

It took 26 firefighters on the ground and in the air 27 minutes to extinguish the fire, Stewart said.

Firefighters remained on scene to tackle any remaining hot spots. No injuries were reported.

All credit goes to Steven Rosenberg
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