Brush fire contained in Palmdale

(Photos by LUIS MEZA)

(Photos by LUIS MEZA)

Palmdale wildfire 7.29.13 3PALMDALE – A wildfire scorched between 10 to 15 acres in west Palmdale Monday evening, but was contained before it spread to any homes, authorities said.

At approximately 5:40 p.m., Palmdale deputies and fire personnel responded to the fire in the area of 25th Street West and Avenue P, according to Palmdale Community Relations deputy Jodi Wolfe.

Due to the rapid growth of the fire, emergency evacuations were initiated in the neighborhood south of Avenue P-12, between Redington Street and 20th Street West, Wolfe stated.

Palmdale wildfire 7.29.13 2More than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at its peak, and four helicopters made water drops throughout the fight, according Inspector Anthony Akins of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

At approximately 6:50 p.m. Monday, the fire was contained and all residents were able to return to their homes, Wolfe stated.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

  9 comments for “Brush fire contained in Palmdale

  1. Bruno
    August 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Great job those firemen did! I live in that housing track where the fire broke out and appreciate their effort very much!

  2. tiffany
    July 30, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Kuddos to fire department for knocking that fire out quick 2 helicopters dropping water Fire was very close to my house.

  3. sikntired
    July 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

    @Luis Mesa, that ‘s a great shot of firemen on the ridge.It’s a classic.

      July 31, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you! Thank you, your too kind!

  4. Mark
    July 30, 2013 at 10:10 am

    great job on this one guys, jumped on it and knocked it down fast. thanks fire fighters

    • sikntired
      July 30, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Agreed, that smoke came up pretty fast, one minute sunny, the next minute not so.Pretty scary since nothing on the news, it just looked really close.Well done.
      Glad to have a scanner radio app, very helpful.

      • Up2here
        July 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm

        Yes, aren’t those scanners helpful. Never leave home without it. We all think our AV fire fighters are the best. Thank God we have them.

        • William
          July 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm

          I’m always amazed at how they can put out fires with what looks like so little water or suppressants. They’ve got it down to a science.

          • sikntired
            July 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

            yeah,they do and a special shout out to my neighbors at station 24,good job.

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