Santa Monica Vegetation Fire Threatens Six Homes, Quelled by SMFD:

Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) received multiple calls at approximately 1:35am this morning, April 15, of a large vegetation fire behind 1346 Sunset Ave. 

Upon arrival firefighters found large flames, described as 100 feet high, threatening six homes, and spanning several streets. 

Highwinds, arcing and falling power lines were all factors that the firefighters had to deal with in controlling the blaze, SMFD said.

Ultimately 6 Fire Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1Rescue Ambulance, 1 Hazardous Materials Unit, and 1 Battalion Supervisor were on scene to mitigate the incident. 

Santa Monica Police Department also was on scene assisting with evacuations and traffic control. 

Southern California Edison was called to assist with restoring electrical power. 

"Fast work of the Firefighters and the public safety agencies, prevented any damage to homes, or injuries to civilians," SMFD said.