Brush fire breaks out near Universal City off the 101 Freeway [Updated]

A brush fire is threatening homes along the Cahuenga Pass.

The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Thursday near Universal City off the 101 Freeway.

[Updated 4:30 p.m.: Los Angeles firefighters put out a brush fire that for a time threatened homes Thursday along the Cahuenga Pass.]

TV footage showed firefighters battling the fire, which was burning near some hillside homes. They were being aided by a lack of strong winds.

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-- Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times

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