LAFD Knocks Down Fire at Sun Valley Homeless Encampment; 2 Dead Dogs Found

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Two dead dogs were found after Los Angeles firefighters knocked down a fire at a homeless encampment that sent towering flames into the air in Sun Valley on Thursday afternoon.

LAFD responded to a fire i Sun Valley on March 24, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

LAFD responded to a fire i Sun Valley on March 24, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The blaze was reported about 4:30 p.m. at 9545 N. El Dorado Ave., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Stewart described the blaze as a "rubbish fire." It was burning underneath a overpass for San Fernando Road, she said.

The fire was knocked down in 46 minutes by three dozen firefighters.

No structures were threatened, and no injuries were initially reported. LAFD later stated that two deceased dogs were found during a search of the area.