Firefighters battle brush fire on Long Beach bluff

Long Beach firefighters were working on knocking down a brush fire on the beach bluff on Ocean Boulevard between Temple and Molino avenues Thursday afternoon.

The fire started just before 4:45 p.m., fire department spokesman Jake Heflin said. Several people reported the fire.

Police officers shut down westbound traffic on Ocean Boulevard at Temple Avenue. Lifeguards are also shutting down the bike path in the area, Heflin said.

Two fire engines and two lifeguard units assisted in the incident, he said.

Firefighters cleared the incident by about 5:45 p.m.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated. 

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.
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