100 firefighters battle blaze in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - Fire crews are battling a wildfire that broke out in Los Angeles' Aliso Canyon area near Porter Ranch.
There have been no reports of evacuations or structures damaged, but crews are taking special care to protect the natural gas fields in that area.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says the blaze was reported after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
He says more than 100 firefighters are dealing with wind gusts of nearly 40 mph as they fight the 15-acre blaze early Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Southern California Gas Co., which operates the natural gas storage facility where a damaged well spewed methane for four months and displaced thousands of residents, confirmed that the fire was burning at the site.
There was no immediate confirmation on what caused the blaze.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
More businesses taking shape at Nicholson Gateway
Good Samaritan rescues 4-year-old left behind on hot school bus
Surveillance footage catches pair of juveniles stealing from home in broad daylight
One transported after construction crane falls on vehicle in Henderson
DOTD to discuss widening of LA 44, roundabout in Ascension Parish