Flames from brush fire in Whittier
Flames from the brush fire in Whittier. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A brush fire that erupted Thursday morning near the border of Whittier and Hacienda Heights burned 3 1/2 acres before firefighters stopped its progress.

The fire was reported near Skyline Drive and Turnbull Canyon Road about 3 a.m. and quickly burned through three acres of light-to-medium brush, but no homes were threatened, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Three water-dropping helicopters assisted ground crews in fighting the flames, the department said.

The fire prompted the closure of a stretch of Turnbull Canyon Road near Skyline Drive while firefighters worked in the area, according to the Whittier Police Department.

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