Cause Determined in 40 Acre Madeville Canyon Fire

Smoking appears to be the cause of a fire that burned 40 acres in Mandeville Canyon back in September, according to a release from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The dramatic pictures released by the fire department paint only a partial picture of the efforts. More than 200 fire department personnel, bolstered with a regional response of firefighters by ground and air, pushed back flames from the wildfire before it could damage any homes in the brush covered terrain west of the Sepulveda Pass.

LAFD and Allied Agencies Battle 40-acre 'Mandeville' Wildfire

No structures were damaged although two adult male firefighters suffered heat related injuries & were transported to a local hospital in fair to serious condition.

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