Firefighters scrambled to keep a little fire in foothills simply north of Brea under control Sunday, Dec. 13.
Firefighters at first identified a quarter-acre patch of flames near the 57 Freeway and Tonner Canyon Road, Brea Fire officials said on social networks at 1:50 p.m. Ground and air teams from Orange and Los Angeles Counties handled to contain the fire’s development to six acres, and its spread had stopped as of 5:14 p.m.
The fire is verified to have not been in the City of Brea at any time, nevertheless Brea Fire Command Staff stay at the command post as city representation.
Fire remains in mop up phase and resources will be on scene through the night https://t.co/tepa7fXJwB
— Brea Fire Department (@BreaFire) December 14, 2020
Firefighters were performing cleanup operations since 5:30 p.m., and were anticipated to work well into the evening.
Authorities at first believed the fire was contained to simply 2 acres, Brea Fire officials tweeted at 2:25 p.m. Nevertheless, a close-by spot fire was reported at 3:31 p.m., after firefighter airplane had been eliminated. Aerial support was called back in, helping teams regain the edge.