Brush fire spreads to at least 15 acres in Sylmar's Lopez Canyon

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Smoke is seen rising above Sylmar's Lopez Canyon as firefighters battled a brush fire on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Smoke is seen rising above Sylmar's Lopez Canyon as firefighters battled a brush fire on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
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SYLMAR, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters from multiple agencies on Sunday afternoon were battling a brush fire that burned at least 15 acres in Sylmar's Lopez Canyon, officials said.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel initially responded about 11:30 a.m. to a small blaze on a hillside near the intersection of Wheatland Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, just north of the 210 Freeway.

Fanned by 9 mph winds, the flames spread uphill in a "fairly remote location," making access difficult for firefighters, the LAFD said.

No injuries were immediately reported.

The cause of the incident was unknown.