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Sepulveda Basin grass fire contained

July 16, 2012 |  2:12 pm

Apprxomate location of fire shown in black.

A grass fire in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area in Van Nuys was contained early Monday afternoon, Los Angeles fire officials said.

The fire began about noon in the 6400 block of Woodley Avenue and was contained in less than an hour, fire officials said.

They have blocked off Woodley Avenue between Victory and Burbank Boulevards until the fire is extinguished.

“This is an area of grassland that’s very remote from any occupied building. The nearest home is nearly a mile away,” said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

No injuries or structural damage was reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. But members of the model aircraft community told firefighters a radio-control aircraft was reportedly missing near the fire area, Humphrey said.


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Image: Apprxomate location of fire shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.