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Brush fire burning in Sepulveda Basin in Los Angeles

 Fire in the Sepulveda Basin
Smoke rises from a fire in the Sepulveda Basin on Thursday.
(Mary Beth McDade/KTLA)

Los Angeles firefighters are battling a 30-acre brush fire in the Sepulveda Basin in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded about 4 p.m. to 5600 N. Woodley Ave. to the fire in or near the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. By 6:05 p.m., the fire was 20% contained.

A number of wildfires are burning in Southern California, including the Easy fire and the Getty fire.

The fire is burning north of the 101 Freeway on both sides of Burbank Boulevard. No structure damage has been reported.

As of 6:50 p.m., the southbound 405 Freeway to Victory Boulevard was open, but both Burbank Boulevard off-ramps on the 405 were closed, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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First responders have asked several homeless people to leave the park area, as many were in the area where the fire is actively burning, said Capt. Branden Silverman, a LAFD public information officer.

Smoke from the fire could be seen wafting through Los Angeles, adding to an already hazy sky created by the Tick fire in Santa Clarita.

Sepulveda Basin fire
An approximate location of the 10-acre brush fire burning in the Sepulveda Basin.

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This is a breaking news story, based off preliminary information, and will be updated.


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