Firefighters Monday cleared vegetation around a fire that burned about 21 acres in the El Prado flood control basin in Montebello, authorities said.

At last report, the fire was 75 percent surrounded by a line of cleared vegetation, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman said.

The fire in heavy brush was reported at 11:27 a.m. Saturday along San Gabriel Boulevard near the Rio Hondo, south of the Pomona (60) Freeway, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. As of 2 p.m. Sunday, containment was still estimated at 75 percent, Dispatch Supervisor Art Marrujo said.

About 200 firefighters and several water-dropping helicopters were at the scene at the height of the fire. Those numbers were reduced to about 20 overnight, Pittman said.

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

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, he said.

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