Firefighters had to shuttle water to a blaze in five acres of marsh reeds in Wilmington that was put out in about 2 1/2 hours Saturday evening.

The fire was reported at 5:06 p.m. at 1198 W. Anaheim St., near the Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park, said the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Margaret Stewart.

“The smoke plume will be visible for an extended (time) because of the type of fuel burning and the difficulty in reaching the fires edge,” Stewart said.

A lack of fire hydrant access made it necessary to assign additional fire trucks to shuttle water to the fire, she said. Firefighters were expected to be busy into the evening putting out the flames and hot spots, assisted by helicopters making water drops.

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported, Stewart said.

The flames were out at 7:43 p.m., she said.

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