Many Mount Washington residents are sleep deprived today after they were awakened early this morning by a small fire on the ground and a helicopter that hovered overhead. Michele Ryan snapped these photo from her home:
“I took some photos from our deck and attached them to this email. The UFO looking thing is a helicopter! I was woken up around 1am by the sounds of the sirens from the fire trucks as well as the helicopters flying overhead. It lasted until a little after 2am maybe. Don’t know what started the fire, looks like it was confined to a ravine away from houses off of Mt Washington Drive.”
* Update: The fire burned about an acre of steep terrain in the 4100 block of Camino Real, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devin Gale. The were no reports of injuries or damaged structures. Gale said he had no information about what caused the blaze. Daily News wire services said fire dropping helicopters helped put out the blaze.