Brush Fire In Walnut

Staff Reports

Walnut, CA – Last Monday, July 10th, about 40 firefighters battled a small brushfire in Walnut, knocking down the blaze that endangered homes in about a half hour, authorities said.

The Los Angeles County Fire Inspector, Gustavo Medina, said the first-alarm fire, which was reported right after 3 p.m., burned a quarter acre of brush. He said that no one was injured and no structures were damaged and firefighters stopped the fire’s progress.

On the 800 block of North Plantation Lane, the fire broke out and Medina said the initial call was a half-acre fire running uphill. Later, firefighters updated the size of the area burned to a quarter acre. No evacuations were necessary, according to deputies from the Walnut Diamond Bar sheriff’s station. Sheriff’s officials alerted residents of a neighborhood near Silver Valley Trail and Snow Creek Drive in Walnut.