2 brush fires flare up in Chatsworth area; 1 firefighter injured
Two brush fires flared up in the Chatsworth area Monday, and one firefighter suffered a non-life threatening injury.
The first fire was reported about 1 p.m. near the 22000 block of West Chatsworth Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Firefighters stopped the forward progress of the fire at about a quarter-acre within a half hour, and crews remained on scene dousing hot spots.
A second quarter-acre brush fire sparked just before 3:45 p.m. in the 22230 block of West Chatsworth Street, just north of the first fire, according to the LAFD.
Crews managed to contain the second fire to less than a half-acre by about 4:10 p.m.
No structures were damaged in the flames, but the LAFD reported one firefighter suffered an unspecified non-life-threatening injury “while moving swiftly during emergency operations in rocky terrain.” He was taken to a hospital in fair condition.
Metrolink lines between Simi Valley and Chatsworth were closed while crews tackled the flames, but were fully reopened by about 5 p.m.
It was not immediately known if the two fires were related, and their causes were under investigation.