Whittier Narrows brush fire burns 3 acres before firefighters get flames under control

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters made quick work of a brush fire that erupted in the Whittier Narrows area near a trucking company and a homeless encampment.

The fire burned about three acres before firefighters were able to get the flames under control, with help from water-dropping helicopters and a Super Scooper airplane.

The blaze was first reported shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday in the area of the 500 block of North Durfee Avenue.

Even with forward progress stopped, firefighters maintained a substantial presence at the site amid the heavy Santa Ana winds which continue to present a serious fire risk to all of Southern California.

No injuries or structure damage were reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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