Authorities Friday are investigating the cause of a brush fire that scorched 13 acres and threatened structures in the Sunland- Tujunga area.
The noninjury fire was reported about 7:55 p.m. Thursday in the 11100 block of Oro Vista Avenue, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Flames quickly spread along the nearby brush in the surrounding canyon and threatened the nearby Riverwood community, but crews were positioned to protect the structures, Bastman added.
About 163 firefighters and water-dropping helicopters extinguished the heavy flames in about four hours and five minutes despite wind gusts up to 10 mph. Containment was declared around midnight.
No evacuations were ordered and no structures were destroyed, according to Bastman, who said the bulk of the fire was in a wash.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department sent air and ground crews and the U.S. Forest Service units also responded to the blaze.
–City News Service
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