The Long Beach Fire Department quickly knocked down a brush fire at El Dorado Nature Center, which started shortly before 5 p.m., officials said.
The blaze charred about 1,000 square feet of vegetation, according to the department.
4:45PM LBFD units were able to quickly extinguish small brush fire (100 sq. feet) at the nature center. Units remaining on scene performing overhaul to prevent reignition. Fire cause under investigation. pic.twitter.com/6Ck74n66RT
— Long Beach Fire (CA) (@LBFD) August 13, 2020
Earlier, fire crews said the blaze was “significant,” however, they doused the flames in about five minutes, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Brian Fisk said.
The LBFD’s union said in a tweet that Engine 17 and numerous other units were deployed.
Further details were not immediately available.
Editor’s note: This story was updated to correct the size of the fire, and adds more details from the fire department.
We are dealing a significant brush fire at the nature center right now. Units are making an aggressive attack. Engine 17 and numerous other units working quickly to limit spread.
— Long Beach Fire (@lbfirefighters) August 12, 2020
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