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Firefighters battle blaze that threatens homes in La Habra Heights [Updated]


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Firefighters were battling a blaze Thursday night in La Habra Heights that appeared to be threatening homes.

The blaze broke out about 7:40 p.m. near Leucadia Road east of Skyline Drive, said the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which had dispatched crews to fight the blaze.

About two acres had burned as flames were moving uphill.

[Updated at 8:40 p.m.: Three water-dropping helicopters were attacking the flames as they burned uphill through a mix of grass and thick brush and trees, officials said. At least seven fire engines were on the scene.]

No other details were immediately available.

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Map shows location of the blaze. Credit: Khang Nguyen / Los Angeles Times

 
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