Firefighters battle 10-acre brush fire in Pomona

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Los Angeles County firefighters battled a 10-acre brush fire that was originally threatening a nearby restaurant in Pomona Monday.

The blaze, dubbed the Gillette Fire, was reported around 5:20 p.m. near the westbound 10 Freeway at Fairplex Drive. Coco Palm Restaurant is located nearby.

Fanned by 15 mph winds, the fire along the hillside was being pushed to the east, threatening nearby structures, the L.A. County Fire Department said.

“Immediate structure threat to one closed restaurant has been mitigated,” the Fire Department said about an hour after the blaze was first reported.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed water-dropping helicopters dousing the flames as a thing layer of smoke billowed over the area.

By 7:30 p.m., firefighters were in the mopping up stage.

No injuries were reported.

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