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Brush fire burns 10 acres in Rocky Peak area on edge of San Fernando Valley

July 8, 2010 |  6:06 pm

A brush fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the Rocky Peak area on the western edge of the San Fernando Valley and has charred at least 10 acres as more than 100 firefighters and helicopters battle the blaze, officials reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, although some structures were briefly threatened, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.

The blaze broke out in midafternoon near Rocky Peak Road and the 118 Freeway and was burning west.  

Officials said they were making progress against the blaze and had begun releasing some of the 100 firefighters from the Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and Ventura County fire departments who had been dispatched to the scene.

-- Andrew Blankstein