100 firefighters battle blaze in LA canyon

Posted May 29, 2017

A large plume of smoke was visible from The Getty Center, which was northeast of the fire.

Just after 11 p.m. on Saturday evening, a fire broke out at the C&S Towing and auto salvage yard on Smitty Way and Tara Springs Road in Black Canyon City.

Five homes were evacuated when the fire started, but there have been no reports of damages. The flames spread to nearby brush, and now that brush fire is expected to be 50 to 60 acres. "Ground access is hard in a fairly remote location", the LAFD said.

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Riverside County Fire officials say the fire has scorched about 40 acres and is 15 percent contained. The flames came as close as 200 feet to some homes, but firefighters credited good brush clearance practices in the area for helping keep homes safe so far. There is no containment.

- A massive three-alarm fire is burning on the northeast side of Black Canyon City on Sunday morning. The Brentwood neighborhood near the fire is dense with estates belonging to major Hollywood players. It has since burned eight acres with no injuries immediately reported and winds blowing at about 5 to 10 miles per hour, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Margaret Stewart an LAFD spokeswoman said the fire is in "very hard terrain, so it takes time".