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Firefighters extinguish third brush fire in three days near Dodger Stadium

July 25, 2010 | 11:09 am

Firefighters extinguished the third brush fire in three days near Dodger stadium Sunday morning.

The blaze broke out just before 9:09 a.m. in the southeastern corner of Elysian Park, which surrounds the ballpark.

It took 75 firefighters 51 minutes to extinguish the blaze, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The flames didn't threaten any structures, and no residents were evacuated. Early estimates indicate about 1 acre burned.

The first fire broke out about 6 p.m. Friday near the southbound 110 Freeway at Hill Street, burning about 3 acres of brush before being contained an hour later.

On Saturday, a second fire was reported about 3 p.m. on a ridge between Radio Hill and the 110 Freeway in Elysian Park. Again, firefighters contained it within the hour.

Investigators are conducting parallel inquiries into the causes of three fires and trying to determine whether they are related.

-- Tony Barboza

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