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