LA County Fire Department Responds Quickly to San Dimas Fire

A helicopter picks up water at Bonelli Park in San Dimas in response to the San Dimas Fire on Nov. 6 at 10:08 a.m. Photo Courtesy: Emily Sluiman.

By Billy Lopez

Early Friday morning the Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatched to a fire in San Dimas, California at 4:03 a.m. The LA County Fire Department was on scene alongside the Angeles National Forest crew fighting what has been dubbed the San Dimas Fire.

As of Nov. 6 at 2:35 p.m., the fire had burned 100 acres and was 25% contained according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Sean Ferguson. The weather has played a key role in helping firefighters contain the fire, Ferguson said.

“One could say we are lucky in that it started today and not yesterday, it would have been a much more difficult fight had it been yesterday with the increased temperatures and wind factors.” 

With the decreased temperatures Friday and the likelihood of rain this weekend, the LACFD is hopeful that the San Dimas Fire will soon be contained. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the San Dimas Fire was 45% contained by 6:16 p.m.

A helicopter responding to the San Dimas Fire is seen from Wheeler Ave. in La Verne on Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m. Photo Courtesy: Cori Robertson.


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