Jeep Fire Ignites Brush

Photo by Danny GOLDSWORTHY

A jeep that caught fire this afternoon in the 3000 block of Encinal
Avenue east of Pennsylvania Avenue has ignited nearby brush adjacent
to the Foothill (210) Freeway. Los Angeles County Fire command is
being assisted by L.A. City Fire and Glendale Fire departments. L.A.
County Fire Camp crews are responding as is air support.

According to a witness, there were four teenage boys of apparent high school age near the jeep that appeared to be attempting to put out the fire, but left before the fire department arrived.

Photo by Mary O’KEEFE


Photo by Mary O’KEEFE


Helicopter landed on the field at CV High School to drop off crews.
Photo by Mary O’KEEFE

2 Responses to "Jeep Fire Ignites Brush"

  1. Robin Goldsworthy   August 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    thanks for taking the time to write. Actually, when reporter Mary O’Keefe was on scene the original assessment was that the jeep first caught fire then ignited the brush along the freeway. I know there is still an investigation which I hope can give us definitive answers for this week’s paper.
    So sorry about the loss of your jeep. : (

  2. Traci Lakin   August 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    the jeep did not start this fire. I am the owner of the vehicle and if you would have spoken with the fire department or the sherriffs department they would have told you that the fire started on the freeway embankment and burned up towards the jeep

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