Fire burns near Hansen Dam Park

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Davies said helicopters would continue to douse the blaze from the air and ground crews would be sent in before dark to mop up. The Hansen Dam Park Aquatic Center was evacuated so that fire officials could set up a command post, she said. News reports said the entire park was evacuated, but Davies could not confirm the report. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was being investigated. Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. PACOIMA – A grass fire fueled by thick, tall brush in a ravine near Hansen Dam Park scorched about 60 acres Sunday afternoon and forced the evacuation of families celebrating Mother’s Day at the park, authorities said. No homes or structures were threatened from the fire, which firefighters hoped to put out before dark, said d’Lisa Davies of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire, which started about 2:40 p.m. at 12100 Osborne St., was nearly put out about 5 p.m. when winds picked up to about 50 mph and the fire flared up in several areas of a hard-to-reach ravine, Davies said. “It’s burned about 60 to 80 acres. The winds picked up but because it is a deep ravine, it didn’t do too much damage,” Davies said. last_img read more