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Firefighters contain Catalina brush fire

May 3, 2011 |  6:18 pm

Firefighters contained a brush fire on Santa Catalina Island on Tuesday afternoon after it had scorched about 117 acres.

About 120 firefighters were taken to the island by barge and helicopter after the blaze broke out Monday in heavy brush behind a yacht club in the isthmus area of the island.

Ground crews worked through the night to keep the fire from growing and knock down hotspots, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

It was one of several blazes that have flared across Southern California during warm weather caused by dry, offshore winds.

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-- Robert J. Lopez
Twitter: @LAJourno

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