Firefighters were getting a handle Wednesday on a fire that scorched 28 acres in the Aliso Canyon area near Granada Hills, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.
Firefighters were getting a handle Wednesday on a fire that scorched 28 acres in the Aliso Canyon area near Granada Hills, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.

Firefighters were getting a handle Wednesday on a fire that scorched 28 acres in the Aliso Canyon area near Granada Hills, authorities said.

The fire in the 12800 block of Tampa Avenue, about which fire officials started receiving calls at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday, was 75 percent contained as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

There have been no reports of injuries or structural damage, authorities said. Fire crews were expected to remain on scene throughout the day, working to douse hot spots and completely extinguish the fire.

More than 100 Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters in unified command with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were summoned to the scene of the blaze, which was burning downhill Tuesday night, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.

No evacuations were ordered as no structures were threatened, Scott said, but conditions were challenging, including difficult access for ground crews and winds blowing 20-38 miles per hour. The incident commanders also were taking the natural gas fields in the area into consideration as they developed a plan to extinguish the fire, Scott said.

The fire was believed to have been sparked by downed power lines, CBS2 reported.

—City News Service

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