Firefighters from Culver City, Los Angeles city and county responded to a quarter-acre brush fire that broke out today in the Baldwin Hills/Culver City area, but the flames were quickly knocked down and there were no injuries or damage.
The vegetation fire broke out near the oil fields behind Bill Botts Field, near the intersection of Stocker Street and Fairfax Avenue, about 4:50 p.m., according to city fire department spokesman Erik Scott and Culver City police.
"We dispatched 11 fire engines and trucks, two helicopters, one rescue ambulance and two battalion chiefs to the fire but I don't know what resources were actually used on site," Scott said.
L.A. County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Art Marrujo said his department dispatched a "first alarm brush fire unit along with L.A. City and Culver City, which also sent first alarm brush fire units, but then we discovered it was only a quarter-acre fire."
Marrujo said firefighters were still on scene with hand crews mopping up hot spots. A knockdown was declared at 5:28 p.m., he said.
No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.