Hillside Fire in El Sereno Contained

40-acre fire in El Sereno, bordering South Pasadena, is now contained

PHOTO: Ben Tansey | SouthPasadenan.com News | 40-acre fire in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles bordering South Pasadena

A 40-acre brush fire in the El Sereno Neighborhood of Los Angeles bordering the Monterey Hills area of South Pasadena, which was initially reported at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 11, is now nearly 100% contained according to fire officials.

PHOTO: Ben Tansey | SouthPasadenan.com News | 40-acre fire in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles bordering South Pasadena

The blaze which originated in the hillsides of the 2800 North Eastern Avenue, quickly grew from 20 acres to 40 in a matter of hours as homes were initially reported as threatened.

According to an official report from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the fire has been fully surrounded with handlines by firefighting crews, totaling 63 personnel.

PHOTO: Ben Tansey | SouthPasadenan.com News | 40-acre fire in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles bordering South Pasadena

Aerial support from Air Ops also performed water drops in order to extinguish any remaining flames.

The LAFD report states that as of 4:20 p.m. no structures have been damaged and no residents have been injured.

Stay tuned for more updates

PHOTO: Ben Tansey | SouthPasadenan.com News | 40-acre fire in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles bordering South Pasadena

 

Eric Fabbro
Eric Fabbro is a South Pasadenan whose family goes back to the 1950's. He graduated SPHS 2008, and Art Center College of Design in 2014. His versatile skill-set includes illustration, digital media, graphic design & photography. Eric is the in-house illustrator for The South Pasadenan, and the creator of our South Pasadenan icon logo. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the Los Angeles area.

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