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Photo by John Schreiber.

A brush fire broke out in a remote area of Topanga State Park, prompting an air and ground response involving about 100 firefighters.

The fire was reported about Wednesday night near Temescal Ridge Trail in the vicinity of Skull Rock, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Winds were light but the fire, which had burned a little over half an acre by 7:40 p.m., was in an area of limited accessibility, Humphrey said.

Firefighters hiked nearly two miles to reach the seat of the fire and were supported by three LAFD helicopters in a coordinated attack, Humphrey said.

There was no structure threat, and no evacuations were ordered, he said.

The fire’s spread had been nearly stopped by about 9 p.m., and the blaze was fully contained by 9:45 p.m. with about three-quarters of an acre burned, Humphrey said.

Firefighters would remain in the area overnight as a precaution, he said.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately determined, Humphrey said.

—City News Service

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