More than 125 firefighters worked to extinguish Van Nuys brush fire

Firefighters on scene of Van Nuys brush fire along Burbank Boulevard

More than 125 firefighters battled a brush fire for more than two hours near Van Nuys before it was contained late Friday afternoon.

The fire burned on both sides of Burbank Boulevard, near the intersection with Woodley Avenue. As of 7 p.m. crews were still on scene dealing with hot spots. 



An earlier version of this post, citing information from the fire department, placed the brush fire in Woodlands Hills. It is closer to Van Nuys.


Erik Scott, a spokesman for the L.A. Fire Department, described the area as "thick brush." The Los Angeles River flows nearby.

Between eight and 10 acres burned, according to Scott, but no structures were damaged, Scott said.

TV news footage showed high flames and thick black smoke. Helicopters were dropping water on the burning area.

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7:21 p.m.: This story has been updated with information that the fire has been extinguished. 

This story was originally published at 5:55 p.m.