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Homes threatened by Tujunga Canyon blaze; firefighters launch assault [Updated]

May 2, 2011 |  2:51 pm

Firefighters are mobilizing to fight a fire in the Tujunga Canyon area that is threatening homes.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said 50 firefighters and water-dropping helicopters are battling the blaze, which broke out after 2 p.m. near 11111 N. Tujunga Canyon Blvd.

Firefighters hope to surround the flames. [Updated at 3:05 p.m.: Officials said the blaze has been knocked down.]

The blaze is one of several small brush fires that have broken out over the last three days amid strong winds and temperatures reaching into the 90s.

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-- Andrew Blankstein
Twitter: @anblanx

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