Firefighters battled a brush fire Wednesday that spread to 62 acres in the Kagel Canyon area of Lake View Terrace.
The fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. near 11700 Terra Vista Way, according to Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Nearly 100 Los Angeles firefighters were able to contain a five-acre brush fire in the 17000 block of Sesnon Boulevard in Granada Hills near O’Melveny Park.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Sandy Paz waters down the roof of her family home as a small wind driven brush fire threatens homes in Lakeview Terrace.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Ottoniel Peralta holds his 18-month-old son, Caleb, as the boy’s aunt Sandy Paz waters down the roof of the family home in Lakeview Terrace.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A helicopter drops water on the fire in Lake View Terrace.(Al Seib / )
A Los Angeles firefighter sprays water onto a charred area as a fire burned near the 17000 block of Sesnon Boulevard in Granada Hills near O’Melveny Park.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles fire crews tackle a brush fire in the Granada Hills area near O’Melveny Park.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Some homes were threatened for a time, and residents of 20 homes were under a voluntary evacuation, Scott said. But water-dropping aircraft were aggressive battling the flames and preventing any homes from being damaged.
After 500 personnel battled the blaze over two hours, the fire was knocked down and 95% contained, Scott said.
Firefighters were expected to remain at the burn area overnight, Scott said.
On Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning that extends until late Thursday, warning that strong winds and soaring temperatures increase the risk of wildfires.
5:20 p.m.: This article was updated with the fire being knocked down and 95% contained.
4:40 p.m.: This article was updated with details on the growth of the fire.
This article was originally published at 3:35 p.m.