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Brush Fire Burns 2 1/2 Acres Nears Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace Area

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Firefighters battled a brush fire near Hansen Dam Recreation Area on May 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A brush fire burned about 2 1/2 acres near the Hansen Dam in the Lake View Terrace area on Monday afternoon, a Los Angeles fire official said.

The blaze was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was knocked down in 52 minutes, with 97 firefighters responding, he said.

Structures were initially reported as threatened but no evacuations were ordered, Humphrey said. No structures were damaged and no one was injured.

The tentative address given for the blaze was 11840 Foothill Blvd., on the northwest edge of the Hansen Dam Recreation Area.

Homeless encampments have been known to exist in the area, Humphrey said.

The blaze appeared to have blackened at field on Kagel Canyon Road and Foothill Boulevard (map), near the 210 Freeway. Smoke from the fire rose above the northeast San Fernando Valley.

The temperature in the area was about 74 degrees with variables winds and 45 percent humidity, Humphrey said.

The fire’s cause remained under investigation.