Firefighters Extinguish Small Brush Fire in Marina del Rey

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Los Angeles firefighters on Saturday afternoon extinguished a small brush fire in an expanse between the eastbound and westbound lanes of a Marina del Rey expressway, officials said.


A brush fire burned less than 4 acres in Marina del Rey on Saturday, June 14, 2014, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. (Credit: Maura McCoy/@surrealmccoy)

Ninety-six firefighters and two LAFD helicopters responded to the 13100 block of Mindanao Way (map), where the vegetation fire broke out on a patch of thick grass about 3:52 p.m, according to Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

One man was transported to a hospital in fair condition, possibly suffering from smoke exposure, the Fire Department said on its LAFD Alert blog.

The fire burned less than four acres on a Marina Expressway median that is known to have a homeless encampment, the Fire Department said. No structures were damaged.

All lanes on the 90 Freeway were reopened after being closed for several hours at Culver Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol said on Twitter.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.