The cause of the fire is suspicious in nature. During the fire fighting efforts there were crews both on the ground and in the air working to contain the blaze. Several water dropping helicopters were used including two new Blackhawks that can drop 1,000 gallons of water at a time.
There was one minor, heat related injury to a firefighter. Abandoned structures were destroyed on the property where pyrotechnic devices were manufactured, including those used to detonate automobile airbags.
The Kelly’s meet with a fire fighter as flames crawl closer to their home.
Matt Gill (LAFD), Mike Dunkle (Acting Captain SCV Sheriffs Dept), Stephanie English PIO for LAFD.
Sharon Bronson of KHTS AM-1220 contributed these pictures after following the story for a majority of the day and into the evening.