A Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter douses an area of burning bush. Courtesy of the department
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters douse an area of burning bush in the Sepulveda Basin. Courtesy of the department

City firefighters knocked down a brush fire that charred about 10 acres of grass in the Sepulveda Basin, but no structures were threatened, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire broke out in light to medium brush and grass at about 1 p.m. Saturday near the 15700 block of Burbank Boulevard, according to fire department spokesman Erik Scott.

The department dispatched about 100 firefighters along with L.A. County Fire Department camp crews and water-dropping helicopters to the scene, Scott said. Firefighters needed an hour and 27 minutes to knock down the blaze.

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened, according to Scott.

The fire has temporarily shut down the westbound lanes of Burbank Boulevard near Woodley Avenue, Scott added.

—City News Service

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