Update: Forward progress of the fire has been stopped.
“The tenacious work of over 120 firefighters, from both air and ground, have successfully stopped all forward progress of the fire,” LAFD reported. “Firefighters prevented the fire from reaching the property lines of the homes at the top of the hill, ensuring no damage sustained.”
A brush fire has broken out in The Highlands near 548 N Palisades Drive. The fire, currently at approximately two acres, was first reported at 12 p.m.
“Due to heavy brush limiting ground access to the fire, additional resources added taking this to a Major Emergency incident,” LAFD reported. The fire is burning uphill, threatening an unknown number of homes at the top of the hill.
“Air Ops water drops are currently focused on the homes and defending them while firefighters work to get through the brush to continue extinguishment at the head of the fire,” LAFD reported.