A brush fire scorched about 20 acres in Topanga Monday, initially threatening some structures before fire crews began getting the upper hand on the blaze.

The fire was originally reported in about a half-acre of brush around 2:50 p.m. in the area of Tuna Canyon Road and Las Flores Heights Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire department deployed firefighting aircraft to douse the blaze, which grew to about seven acres by about 3:40 p.m., and 20 acres an hour later. Although structures were initially reported to be threatened, fire crews indicated that they were building lines around the blaze, and by 4:30 p.m., the structure threat had greatly diminished.

Tuna Canyon Road between Pacific Coast Highway and Saddle Peak Road was closed to accommodate the firefight. There was no immediate word on how long the stretch would remain blocked.

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