It's not clear what started a brush fire that burned a quarter acre near the this weekend, but the well-kept brush clearance, in part, stopped it from spreading.
Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Robert Gibbons said the fire threatened two homes, but damaged neither. There was little wind at the time the fire broke out, just after 5 p.m. Sunday, so a couple of water drops and a response of multiple fire companies, including and in La Cañada, doused the blaze fully by 8:30 p.m.
The cause of the fire is undetermined, Gibbons said.
The brush had been cleared below the residents' property lines, he added, pointing out brush is something that all homeowners should be mindful of as we head into the dry, warmer months.