Homes threatened by Tujunga Canyon blaze; firefighters launch assault [Updated]
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.
-- Andrew Blankstein