Long Beach firefighters quickly extinguished a brush fire on the 405 Freeway near the Palo Verde Avenue exit shortly after midnight on Saturday, authorities said.
Firefighters were also dispatched to the 2400 block of Fanwood Avenue to protect a home from the flames. The backyard of the home backs up to the brush near the off ramp. The house was not damaged, but the fire did damage a fence that had to be removed for firefighter access, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin said.
Firefighters had the flames knocked down in less than 10 minutes, he said.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. No additional details are available.
At 0002 hrs. #YourLBFD responded to the SB 405 freeway at the Palo Verde exit for a brush fire. Units also responded to the 2400 block of Fanwood Ave. to protect a residence that was in close proximity to the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. pic.twitter.com/DwMoPGICPN
— Long Beach Fire (CA) (@LBFD) June 8, 2019
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