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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Brush fire scorches Lincoln Heights hillside

Smoldering hillside viewed from Avenue 32. Photo by Terrance Grace

Smoke was curling into the sky over the hills of Lincoln Heights this afternoon after a brush fire broke out after 1 p.m. above Griffin Avenue near Avenue 33, according to early reports from the Los Angeles Fire Department. Water-dropping helicopters were deployed to help fight the blaze, which had consumed about 1-1/2 acres. Photos sent in by Lincoln Heights resident Terrance Grace show the flames came very close to some homes and other structures.

Update at 2:59 p.m.:  Grace reports that water-dropping helicopters have left but that fire fighters are “still up on the ridge, spraying foam, but fire and smoke are gone.”

Water-dropping helicopter douses hillside. Photo by Clayton Yeung

View of Lincoln Heights fire from Silver Lake. Photo by Diane Edwardson/Corralitas Red Car Property

View from Berenice Avenue in Montecito Heights. Photo by Krikor Kalaydjian

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  1. A bit early in the year but that’s at least one hillside we won’t have to worry about come brushfire season.

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