Firefighters Pursue Brush Fire Across 10 Acres of Montebello Hills

Fire crews on Monday chased a brush fire across more than 10 acres of the Montebello Hills, putting out most of it by the evening, with crews expected to be on watch into Tuesday morning, officials said.

A black plume of smoke and flames could be seen up close from some backyards in the neatly-manicured, residential neighborhood overlooked by the Montebello Hills, and from as far as the baseball fields of Grant Rea Park. People at the Montebello mall and in adjacent cities also reported seeing and smelling smoke.

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