A brush fire on a Los Angeles hill prompted a large emergency services Sunday.
More than 150 firefighters went to the 30-acre blaze on a steep chaparral-covered section of Mandeville Canyon above Brentwood and sent a plume of smoke that was visible for miles.
The firefighters assisted by water-dropping aircraft were able to contain 70 percent of the fire by late afternoon.
The researchers said a private company working on a road in the canyon was using a weed whacker clear brush around homes, when the exhaust overheated and sparked the fire.
LAFD Deputy Chief Trevor Richmond was asked to describe the severity of the fire on a scale of 1 to 10. He told the Los Angeles Times that the about a 3, but the inferno burning in “all directions.”
The five-meter dead-end road through the canyon is home to some of Los Angeles’ wealthiest residents and leads to side roads where the will of the former Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are the property of homes.
In the desert east of Los Angeles, a 40-acre brush fire in the city of Mecca have forced about 50 people to evacuate from an apartment complex.
Riverside County Fire officials said that residents were allowed to return after firefighters 50 percent of the outbreak.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.