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Brush fire erupts in Westside's Rustic Canyon

A fire that began around 12.30 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of Rustic Canyon Road on the Westside has burned about five acres of land, authorities said.

Los Angeles Fire Department officials dispatched 156 ground personnel and four water-dropping helicopters, Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the agency, said in a news alert. No structures were imminently threatened.

Temperatures were around 100 degrees and there were calm winds with around 16% humidity, according to Humphrey.


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