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Brushfire breaks out behind La Cañada Flintridge Country Club

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Firefighters work to put out a blaze near the 5300 block of Godbey Drive in La Canada Flintridge Thursday.
(Sara Cardine/La Cañada Valley Sun)

A small brush fire that ignited behind the La Canada Flintridge Country Club on Thursday was quickly contained by firefighters within an hour of it starting, according to authorities.

The 1-acre fire flared up around noon near the back of the club’s 12th teeing ground, according to its president Randy Dreyfuss.

“Because of the dense brush, the fire spread rapidly up the hill, [jumped] the car path on the 12th tee and [burned] toward Villa Canada at the end of Godbey Drive,” he said.

Despite the small size of burn area, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said several structures were at risk of being burnt.

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Dreyfuss said club staffers used nearby hoses to combat the flames until crews from the fire department and Angeles National Forest arrived.

Firefighters were able to fully contain the blaze by 1:15 p.m.

The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

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