Fire crews knock down brush fire in Pacific Palisades

PACIFIC PALISADES, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Firefighters successfully battled a brush fire from the air and the ground that sparked in Pacific Palisades early Sunday.

The vegetation fire erupted around 3 a.m. near the area of 100 N. Temescal Canyon Road.

Over 100 firefighters battled the blaze that scorched through 2.5 acres in less than four hours, according to the Los Angeles City Fire Department.

No structures were threatened and residents did not have to evacuate, but homeless people in the canyon were taken out of an encampment without incident.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation, but fire officials said it is not uncommon for homeless encampments in the canyon to make warming fires this time of year.

Northbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway were expected to close throughout the day as fire crews mopped up the last of the blaze.
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