La Habra Brush Fire Burns 80 Acres

Courtesy of ktla.com

Courtesy of ktla.com

Eighty acres of fire burned through the hills of La Habra and Fullerton. The fire was so severe that 40 homes had to evacuate from the blazing fire. Seventy percent of the fire was contained by 8 p.m on Sep. 8 2015, stated Eyewitness News.

The fire was reported on Idaho Street near Risner way about a half mile south of Imperial Highway. It became so overwhelming that the Fullerton Fire Department had to ask the LA Fire Department for more assistance to fight the brush fire.

“ Four LA Fire department helicopters, two super scoopers and at least 15 fire engines were dispatched to the scene” stated CBS News.

Firefighters faced near triple-digit temperatures, heavy brush and rolling hills during the firefight. By 8 p.m. evacuees were being allowed to return home but had to show identification to enter the fire-affected areas, according to La Habra Police.