Firefighters have stopped all forward progress of a stubborn brush fire that had charred about seven acres of grass Saturday inside Debs Park in Montecito Heights.

The blaze that ignited near 4110 N. Monterey Road was reported at 2:34 p.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

The department sent 29 fire companies, a combination of engines and trucks, to the scene that were used to get a perimeter around the fire, Stewart said. The department also used water-dropping helicopters to get a handle on the fire. The Los Angeles County Fire Department pitched in with hand crews to help with a cutting line.

No homes were damaged and no injuries were reported, she said.

The forward progress of the flames was finally stopped around 4:44 p.m., she said.

City fire crews will remain on the scene to do mop up work and put out any hot spots, Stewart said. That will likely last until Sunday.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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