Small brush fire sparks in Calabasas; progress stopped

Firefighters in the air and on the ground stopped a brush fire that grew to six acres in Calabasas Saturday.

The Lobo Fire was reported at 12:53 p.m. in the 24100 block of West Ventura Boulevard, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was providing automatic air and ground assistance to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The county fire department reported the temperature in the vicinity was 96 degrees, with relative humidity at 18% and winds from the south-southwest at 6 mph.

Just before 2 p.m., the department tweeted: "If you fly, we can't! Please, do not fly drones near wildfires."

Firefighters were holding the fire at six acres, Dispatch Supervisor Melanie Flores of the LACFD told City News Service.

The fire was causing minor traffic delays on the nearby Ventura (101) Freeway. No structures were threatened, Flores said.

At 3:26 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Los Hills station tweeted that forward progress of the fire was stopped and it was 20% contained by lines of cleared vegetation.

Containment rose to 75% by 5:30 p.m. and firefighters planned to remain on the scene for a few more hours to put out any hot spots, according to a city of Calabasas tweet.