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Brush fire in La Habra Heights knocked down

November 23, 2009 |  3:39 pm

Los Angeles County firefighters have knocked down a brush fire in La Habra Heights that initially threatened several homes.

The fire, which burned about 5 acres, was reported at 1:20 p.m. in the 2500 block of N. Hacienda Boulevard, said Inspector Matt Levesque of the L.A. County Fire Department.

About 100 firefighters, three helicopters, a Skycrane and two SuperScoopers were summoned. The fire was quickly brought under control and was knocked down about 2:20 p.m., Levesque said.

Initially, a structure protection team was called in because the fire threatened several homes and a construction area. No buildings were damaged, and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Levesque said.

-Baxter Holmes