Firefighters knock down brush fire in Brentwood

A brush fire started Tuesday afternoon near Kenter Avenue in Brentwood.
(Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a new brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in Brentwood just after 3:20 p.m.

The fire was knocked down less than an hour after it erupted near Kenter Avenue, north of Sunset Boulevard.

Roughly 60 firefighters responded to the scene, which occurred near a recently demolished home. Brush clearance and a lack of strong winds helped efforts to contain the flames.

The LAFD said the fire was less than an acre. It had burned uphill at a medium speed but did not threaten any structures.