Swift Response Quells Brush Fire Near LCF Country Club

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Firefighters attacked a half-acre blaze behind the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club near Godbey Drive. Authorities received multiple 911 calls from residents regardinig the Nov. 14 fire.

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating the cause of a half-acre fire behind the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club that authorities said directly threatened one home and could have spread to 30-40 homes in the nearby area, prompting a second-alarm response. Continue reading “Swift Response Quells Brush Fire Near LCF Country Club”

Firefighters Make Quick Work of LCF Brush Fire

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Area firefighters got a handle on a brush fire Friday along the 210 Freeway within minutes.

Firefighters needed only about 15 minutes to douse a brush fire along the westbound 210 Freeway on Friday afternoon, according to L.A. County Fire Department Station 82 Capt. Adrian Murrieta.
He said it’s unknown what sparked the fire beside the freeway on-ramp at Angeles Crest Highway, but firefighters from his station were on the scene within 90 seconds of receiving the call reporting it.
“Obviously, the quicker we can get there, the quicker we can put water on it and keep it from spreading,” Murrieta said. Continue reading “Firefighters Make Quick Work of LCF Brush Fire”

La Cañada Forfeits After Canceling Game Against South Hills

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The La Cañada High School football team had to forfeit against South Hills of West Covina after canceling last Friday’s game and being unable to postpone the contest. The matchup between the two teams was canceled because of the poor air quality and proximity to the fire in the Verdugo Mountains.

As a brush fire kept growing in the Verdugo Mountains last Friday afternoon, the La Cañada High School and West Covina South Hills varsity football players stood on the Spartans’ field as coaches and administrators from both sides discussed the cancellation of the nonleague game scheduled for 7 p.m.
“We, meaning the La Cañada administration and coaching staff and [head] referee, all agreed it was not in the best safety interests of the athletes to play on Friday because of the fire and our proximity and the air quality at the time,” said LCHS athletic director Kristina Kalb. “With that being said, South Hills was of the mindset that the game should be played, regardless of our concerns, and disagreed with us about cancelling the game at the time.”
South Hills coaches and officials proposed having the game played on their field on Saturday. After speaking to the coaching staff and administrators, Kalb said they decided as a group that a game on Saturday would not work for them.
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