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Brush fire knocked down in less than an hour

A second-alarm brush fire broke out Wednesday shortly before 5 p.m. in Chevy Chase Canyon in Glendale and was extinguished in under an hour, authorities said.

PHOTOS: Brush fire in Chevy Chase Canyon

The fire was reported at 4:43 p.m. at Linda Vista Road and Figueroa Street, and was limited to two acres of brush, said Glendale Fire Department spokesperson Brandy Villanueva.

Utilizing hose lines, firefighters created a protective barrier around the outside of the fire while helicopters above dropped water onto the flames, she said.

Twenty-engines from the Glendale, Pasadena and Burbank fire departments as well as Los Angeles County helped put out the brusher by 5:53 p.m., Villanueva said.
No evacuations were ordered and no structures were damaged.

Fire season has begun and local fire officials encourage residents to conduct brush clearance on their properties and to create a “defensible space” around their homes. A defensible space is 100 feet of space around a structure in which brush and debris have been removed.

-- Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com

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