Los Angeles Fire Department patch and badge. Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Firefighters knocked down a brushfire that charred about three-quarters of an acre of grass Sunday in Newhall Pass, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The grass fire was near 13731 Balboa Blvd. and was reported at 2:07 p.m., according to fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey. That is just south of the Balboa interchange with the Goldren State (5) Freeway.

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The department dispatched 58 firefighters on the ground and two water-dropping helicopters, Humphrey said. It took firefighters about 39 minutes to surround and knockdown the flames.

No structures were threatened, he said. And no evacuations were needed.

Several lanes on San Fernando Road were temporarily shut down because of the fire, Humphrey added.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters remained at the scene to do mop up and to extinguish and hot spots that might flare up, Humphrey said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

–City News Service

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