Blazing palm trees draw firefighters in Northridge

California

Los Angeles firefighters responded to a report Friday night of multiple palm trees on fire and threatening homes in Northridge.

Four palm trees were on fire on the 9000 block of Balcom Avenue, exposing several homes to flames, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

It took 44 firefighters 23 minutes to knock down the flames, Stewart said.

No injuries were reported, and no structures were damaged, she said.

Los Angeles firefighters work on a blaze that began in four palm trees Friday, Jan. 9, 2021, on the 9000 block of Balcom Avenue in Northridge. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News)
Los Angeles firefighters work on a blaze that began in four palm trees Friday, Jan. 9, 2021, on the 9000 block of Balcom Avenue in Northridge. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News)

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