Brush Fire Extinguished Near Inglewood Oil Field [VIDEO/PHOTOS]

The Culver City Fire Department together with Los Angeles and Los Angeles County fire units quickly extinguished the brush fire near the Culver City/Los Angeles County border.

Multiple fire departments including Culver City FD, Los Angeles FD, and Los Angeles County FD responded to a call at approximately 7 p.m. following reports of a large cloud of black smoke and the smell of oil coming from the area near the Inglewood Oil Fields.

Units headed to Wrightcrest Drive near La Brea Avenue on the Culver City/Los Angeles border. The brush fire was knocked down at approximately 7:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

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Edmund Burke April 23, 2013 at 06:01 AM
"and the smell of oil coming from the area near the Inglewood Oil Fields." NOT a brush fire, folks. PXP had an accident and isn't fessing up. Guess what? Brush doesn't smell like oil! We aren't that dumb!
Bobbi Gold April 24, 2013 at 12:58 AM
The photo shows a driveway of a home in Blair Hills, which is west of La Cienega and nowhere near La Brea. The cause was a downed power line and/or something else connected to So Cal Edison's power transmission facilities. Can't blame PXP for this one.
Edmund Burke April 25, 2013 at 02:33 AM
so a downed power line smells like oil, Bobbi? and emits black smoke? i don't think so.
Billy Dunwoody April 25, 2013 at 02:46 AM
I was there and the one that took the pictures. I can only assume the smell of oil was from the oil rig nearby pumping oil. I did hear on the scanner after the fire was put out, that Edison was on scene working on some down power lines. I do not know if that was the cause of the fire.


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