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100 firefighters battle blaze in LA canyon”

However, by 1:30 p.m. PT, a media advisory had been issued, upgrading the fire to a "major emergency response with over 115 LAFD firefighters on scene".

To the northeast, firefighters are making progress against a blaze burning away from foothill homes in the Lake View Terrace neighborhood and into Angeles National Forest.

The fire was caused by a worker doing weed abatement for brush clearance, Stewart said.

The fire began about 12:45 p.m. Sunday and was first reported burning near a house at 2969 Mandeville Canyon Road.

Mandeville Canyon Road was shut down at Sunset Boulevard to accommodate fire fighting operations, Stewart said.

Ground crews getting help from water-dropping aircraft are battling two brush fires in Los Angeles.

Because of a lack of brush, "the fire ran out of fuel, so it stopped", she said.

"Residents in the vicinity have been evacuated as a precaution", D'Evelyn said, adding the number of evacuations is unknown.

The fire was near residential areas, but no evacuations had been ordered.

Around 6 p.m., multiple fire departments responded to initial reports of a fire at auto salvage yard C and S near Smitty Way at Tara Springs Road. It's unclear whether any structures are in danger, and no injuries have been reported, according to ABC. A dark plume of smoke was visible for miles as the fire consumed moderate to thick brush near.

One family told firefighters they evacuated their home so quickly they left food cooking on a stove. Crews were sent there to turn it off.



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