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Santa Ana winds: Fire near Occidental College extinguished

December 1, 2011 |  2:40 am

Some 40 Los Angeles firefighters have knocked down a fire at a grassy park near Occidental College that was caused by downed high-voltage lines early this morning.

An unknown number of students were evacuated from the Eagle Rock school as a precautionary measure, according to an LAFD report.

The blaze erupted shortly before midnight Wednesday amid winds that topped 70 mph. It took firefighters an hour and 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze.

There were no reports of injuries or structures damaged in the fire.


Powerful Santa Ana winds sweep across Southland

Gusts near 100 mph reported; about 25,500 without power

-- Sam Quiñones