Morning Fog Slows a Brush Fire in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area

Firefighting aircraft were ground due to limited visibility, but moisture from the fog slowed the fire's spread

Moisture from morning fog in Southern California slowed a brush fire early Monday in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area.

The fire was was reported at about 12:54 a.m. at 11798 West Foothill Boulevard in Lake View Terrace. 

Fog slowed the fire's spread, but it also grounded firefighting aircraft due to limited visibility, Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesman Nicholas Prange said. The fire is a "very remote area" that firefighters are unable to access, according to a LAFD statement. 

"Early morning moisture and no wind are providing for extremely slow spread with no structures threatened," Prange told City News Service.

Later Monday morning, hand crews established lines around the fire and water-dropping helicopters attacked from overhead. A bulldozer crew created a fire road to get equipment into the area. 

The fire was stopped at 1 1/2 acres

The cause was not known, Prange said.

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