A fire that burned three to four acres of brush at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont was 80 percent contained Thursday evening.
The fire was reported at 5:44 p.m. at the botanic garden in the 1500 block of North College Avenue, south of the Foothill (210) Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Three water-dropping helicopters were deployed.
A dispatcher said the fire was 80 percent contained as 6:20 p.m.
No injuries were reported and though the fire burned toward some homes to the east of the botanic garden, they were not directly threatened.
The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is touted as the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, and is a privately-funded non-profit.
There is no word on the extent of damages to the garden.
City News Service and staff
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