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The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a 2 a.m. brush fire on Sepulveda Boulevard and Getty Center Drive that has been 25 percent contained as of this morning.
The fire department last updated the public at 8:30 a.m., with crews working on “difficult terrain to complete the fire line and increase containment.”
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The fire started in Bel Air and began moving eastward, but its momentum was stopped around 2:45 a.m., with over 200 firefighters on scene.
The LAFD estimates a total of 50 acres being burned. Water is being shuttled to them as there are no hydrants in the area.
Through an Instagram video, LAFD PIO Captain Erik Scott explained that the terrain was affected by the 2017 Skirball Fire, and that a mix between burned and unburned vegetation can cause what they call a “dirty burn,” with the unburned brush capable of igniting with smoldering debris from the wind.
While no evacuations have been made and no structures are in imminent danger, the department reported one firefighter was treated for a non-life threatening injury.
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