2 in Custody After Brush Fire Erupts in Altadena; Blaze Contained

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Two people are in custody after firefighters responded to a half-acre brush fire near the Henninger Flats hiking area in Altadena Sunday morning, officials said.

The blaze was first reported to the public at 9:37 a.m. in the recreation area located at 2260 Pinecrest Drive and hikers were urged to avoid the area. The fire was contained earlier this afternoon, according to an alert from the Pasadena Fire Department.

The fire moved uphill to the Coyote Canyon area prompting Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopters to perform water drops on the difficult terrain.

L.A. County, Pasadena and Angeles National Forest hand crews reported to the area for containment and will remain on scene to prevent any flare-ups, officials said.

The fire’s cause was under investigation and no further details were available.

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