HUFFINGTON POST
09/09/2011 07:13 pm ET | Updated Nov 09, 2011

Teen's Cigar May Have Ignited Mandeville Canyon Fire

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the fire that burned 40 acres in the Mandeville Canyon and Sepulveda Pass area is under active investigation and a cause has not yet been determined.

By Wednesday afternoon the fire was 100 percent contained, and LAFD crews left the scene as of 8:20 p.m.

Although there were no civilian injuries, two firefighters were taken to the hospital with heat-related injuries. They were in fair to serious condition on Wednesday night.

Earlier Wednesday, assistant fire chief and incident commander for the Mandeville Canyon Fire, Robert Franco said a 15-year-old resident's lit cigar may have been the cause of the brushfire. The blaze began around 4 p.m. Monday, burning close to area homes.

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