I’m actually posting this from a conference at the Annenberg Center at USC also being attended by Brian Humprhey of the LAFD Blog, who was able to give me a little bit of info on the fire:
- The fire is being reported as having started at 12:55pm, and is considered a multi-agency major emergency fire… the highest level a fire can be ranked. So far 50 acres have burned.
- 34 companies have been dispatched, with five personell in each company, meaning about 175 men on the ground battling the fire. Five choppers are providing air support.
- The original dispatch location was 3640 Barham Blvd.