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Firefighters knock down brush fire near JPL

May 16, 2011 |  2:16 pm

Fire Burning in Hills Above La Cañada-Flintrige

Los Angeles County firefighters knocked down a fire Monday near the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada-Flintridge that charred about three acres of brush near the institute.

At least three water-dropping helicopters made drops on the fire, which broke out around 12:30 p.m. near the 4800 block of Oak Grove Drive. The blaze was doused by 1:53 p.m.

More than 100 firefighters were dispatched to the fire, which did not threaten structures and burned away from JPL.

Although there were variable winds pushing the flames, firefighters were aided by high humidity and cooler-than-normal weather conditions.

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Photo: KTLA News

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