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Crews extinguish brush fire near Hollywood sign

July 9, 2012 |  7:59 pm

Southland firefighters took on the third brush fire reported in the region Monday -- this one just half a mile from the famed Hollywood sign, fire officials said.

The small brush fire started just after 6 p.m. in the 3100 block of North Canyon Lake Drive. It took just 24 minutes for firefighters to knock it down, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

About 75 firefighters attacked the blaze on the ground and from the air as the blaze climbed uphill. However, it never expanded beyond an acre in size, fire officials said.

The cause remains under investigation.

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-- Rick Rojas

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