LAFD: Brush Fire Burns 2 Acres Near Dodger Stadium; Started As Cooking Fire

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A cooking fire that began near a homeless encampment burned about 2 acres near Dodger Stadium Wednesday morning, officials said.

A brush fire was burning near Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A brush fire was burning near Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The fire was reported in the 1300 block of North Broadway in Elysian Park (map) at 8:48 a.m., according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

More than 80 firefighters and three helicopters were sent to battle the flames, Humphrey said, adding that winds were minimal and no structures were immediately threatened.

The fire began near a homeless encampment and was attributed to a cooking fire, Humphrey said.

The Stadium Way off-ramps on the northbound and southbound sides of the 110 Freeway were closed as firefighters worked to contain the blaze, the California Highway Patrol stated in a tweet.

The fire was contained to 2 acres and was knocked down just before 9:30 a.m., according to a Fire Department tweet.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged in the blaze, the Fire Department stated.

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