Firefighters knock down two brush fires along 710 Freeway

Long Beach firefighters on Saturday morning were working on knocking down two brush fires along the 710 Freeway near the 91 Freeway interchange, authorities said.

The Long Beach Fire Department was called to the area at about 10 a.m. for two separate spot fires, one on the Northbound 710 Freeway near Del Amo Boulevard and another about a mile away at the Long Beach Boulevard offramp, LBFD spokesman Jack Crabtree said.

Each fire was between 200 and 300 square feet and required multiple fire engines and trucks on scene to shuttle water to the area because of a lack of water supply, he said.

“It’s contained, they’re just working on making sure it’s saturated and fully extinguished,” Crabtree said.

Firefighters are working on fully saturating the ground and rotating the debris to ensure no more plumes of smoke pop up in the brush, he said.

Firefighters knocked down two brush fires along 710 Freeway on Saturday morning. The fires were between 200 and 300 square feet, a spokesman said. READ MORE:

Long Beach Post 发布于 2019年8月24日周六

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