Updated: West Covina Blaze Burns Two Vacant Homes

A wildland fire that burned for nearly 2 1/2 hours today destroyed two homes in West Covina, but no one was injured.

The fire was reported near Nogales Street and Valley Boulevard in West Covina at 3:11 p.m., said Capt. Cory Cisneros of the West Covina Fire Department.

Almost 100 personnel from the West Covina and Los Angeles County fire departments fought the flames from the ground and air. Four helicopters and two fixed wing aircraft were called to the scene, helping extinguish the fire at 5:33 p.m.

The destroyed homes were worth a total of about $350,000, Cisneros said.

The fire burned about an acre of wildland in steep terrain, Cisneros said.

--City News Service


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