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Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker

Smoke from the Black Canyon City fire at sunrise on Sunday May 28 with I-17 in the foreground Smoke from the Black Canyon City fire at sunrise on Sunday May 28 with I-17 in the foreground
Ellis Copeland | 29 May, 2017, 09:02

A plume of smoke from a wildfire burning above Mandeville Canyon Road in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles is seen from the San Fernando Valley, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Mandeville Canyon is located just northwest of the Getty Center, but it was unclear if the facility or any homes were threatened.

A fire burning in Mandeville Canyon above Brentwood was threatening nearby home Sunday afternoon as more than 100 firefighters worked to contain the blaze. That fire is 20 percent contained and resources are being diverted from there to the Brentwood blaze.

Mandeville Canyon Road was shut down at Sunset Boulevard to accommodate fire fighting operations, Stewart said. More than 150 city firefighters were dispatched, along with county crews to attack the flames. Ground crews got help from water-dropping aircraft battling two b.

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The area was expected to remain an active fire operation for at least the next 36 hours, she said.

3-4 acres of brush were found burning near a house on the block around 12:45 p.m., according to City News Service.

Around 6 p.m., multiple fire departments responded to initial reports of a fire at auto salvage yard C and S near Smitty Way at Tara Springs Road. One of the warnings fire officials issued was to make sure weed abatement equipment that is left outside be turned off to prevent sparks, Stewart said. Eventually five homes were cleared, Stewart said. However, no injuries have been reported and an investigation into the incidents is ongoing. Crews were sent there to turn it off.

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