Montebello brush fire
Smoke from the Montebello brush fire on Saturday afternoon. Courtesy OnScene.TV

The battle resumes at daylight as firefighters work to clear vegetation around a fire that burned about 21 acres in Montebello, authorities said Sunday.

The fire in heavy brush was reported at 11:27 a.m. Saturday near San Gabriel Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

About 200 firefighters and several water-dropping helicopters were at the scene at the height of the firefight, Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman said. No structures were threatened.

Containment was estimated at 50 percent as of 8:30 p.m. when water drops ceased for the night, Pittman said.

“We’ve released most of the firefighters,” Pittman said. “We are keeping a night crew of about 15 firefighters at the scene and will resume the firefighting at daylight.”

No injuries were reported, he said.

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