Brush fire erupts in Lincoln Heights, burning 2 homes

A helicopter flies over a burned area in Lincoln Heights.
A brush fire broke out in the 2800 block of Sierra Street in Lincoln Heights shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln Heights spread to at least two homes and prompted evacuations before fire crews got it under control.

The fire erupted in the 2800 block of north Sierra Street shortly before 1:30 p.m. and grew to about 5 acres in medium to heavy brush, officials said. At its height, it was threatening at least 10 homes.

Nearly 150 firefighters battled the flames from the ground, and helicopters conducted water drops, according to the Fire Department.

With winds under 15 mph, the spread was slow, and firefighters made “good progress” containing the flames, according to LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. By 2:35 p.m., the fire was contained and evacuation orders were lifted.


Crews are evaluating structures in the burn zone to determine the level of damage and will stay at the site to ensure no hot spots remain, officials said. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.