Playa del Rey -6:43 The Los Angeles Fire Department says it successfully put out a brush fire that burned up to five acres at the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey, according to the LAFD.
The fire started around 3:30, according to the LAFD. Firefighters say the original call came in as a 'trash fire'-- the same term linked to other homeless fires in the area.
"It took 54 firefighters more than two hours to battle through difficult access and heavy brush to extinguish the fire," said Margaret Stewart of the LAFD.
Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has certified the final environmental document for a project to restore the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, the largest coastal wetland complex in Los Angeles County. The project is said to enhance and establish native coastal wetlands and upland habitat on 566 of the reserve's 577 acres south of Marina del Rey and east of Playa del Rey, restoring ecological function to currently degraded wetlands and providing a critical buffer against the effects of sea level rise.
Exhaustive details on the project plans and the environmental impacts can be found at this CDFW webpage.
4:30 -Los Angeles Firefighters are on scene of a heavy brush fire. The fire started around 3:28 p.m. at 5701 Lincoln Blvd, according to the LAFD.
Firefighters say the first call came in as a rubbish fire.
Crews are continuing to make good progress, holding the fire to less than one acre. Crews say the fire is difficult to access because of the heavy brush.
Firefighters on the ground are working with water-dropping helicopters to hit the remaining pockets of the fire, according to the LAFD.
There cause of the fire in unknown at this time.