LHVFD was initially called out at 3:45 a.m. to an approximately one-acre fire located north of Canyon Drive in Log Hill Village. Fifteen LHVFD firefighters responded along with both brush trucks, a department water tender and pumper, and an all-terrain vehicle. The fire was on the ground in a heavily treed area of ponderosa, piñon, juniper and oak brush. By 7 a.m., the fire was declared under control by the department leadership.
"We were fortunate that there was no wind this morning,” said Tom Austin, Assistant Fire Chief. “The cause of the fire is undetermined, but this should be a wake-up call for all residents. The weather this year has been extremely dry and we expect above average temperatures and below normal rainfall for the foreseeable future.”
LHVFD members will continue to watch the area to ensure there is no reigniting.
"The fire is contained," said incident commander and Fire Chief, John Rogers. "We appreciate the watchfulness of community members who called 911 as soon as they observed the smoke and flames. We encourage all members of the community to do the same as the summer progresses."