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latest news Brush fire in Sylmar burns 25 acres and burns near homes

A bushfire that broke out on Thursday afternoon threatened homes in Sylmar before authorities brought it under control.

More than 100 firefighters battled the blaze – which appeared to be burning in a mostly vacant field surrounded by homes – for around 90 minutes.

The fire was reported around 2 p.m. in the 15200 block of West Lakeside Street, fire officials said. Its spread was stopped at about 25 acres by 3:35 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

“Structural protection firefighters defended homes on multiple sides of the blaze, while air and ground crews directly attacked the flames to extinguish this fire within one hour and 40 minutes,” the department said. .

No injuries or damaged structures were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Video from KABC-TV Channel 7 showed the fire burning in dry brush feet far from a house before it was brought under control.

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