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Brush Fire At Lakewood & 405 Freeway

By JJohnson | August 26, 2009

Photos: Tracey Roman/for the Press-Telegram At 9:15pm on Tuesday, August 25th, the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a brush fire at the Southbound 405 freeway and Lakewood Blvd. The actual incident was on the Northbound Lakewood on-ramp to the Southbound 405 freeway. There was approximately 1 acre charred. Units on scene had to do some extensive cutting back of brush after the initial flames were knocked down. E22 has a 50' aerial ladder which was used for above ground operations to "Surround and Drown" the flames. E9, E17, E10 were also using additional hand lines to attack the fire. Firefighting efforts were hampered by a lack of fire hydrants in the area and the heavy brush and trees. Resources were committed for approximately 4 hours. LBFD arson investigators detained 2 subjects for questioning. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. Total units - Engines 9, 10, 17, 22. Truck 19. Battalion 3. PIO4

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