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'Fuel-Driven' Brush Fire Burns Above JPL In La Cañada-Flintridge

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Up to four acres (based on varying reports) are in flames in La Cañada-Flintridge as Los Angeles County fire crews on the scene work to contain the situation near the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after receiving the call from the 4800 block of Oak Grove just after 12:30 p.m. on Monday, reports CBS Local. According to authorities, the blaze is travelling uphill burning light brush and grass as a "fuel-driven fire."

According to LA Now, only "about an acre of brush," has burned, and water-tanker helicopters were making drops per an L.A. County Fire Department spokesman. La Cañada Patch reports that approximately 115 firefighters were on scene as of 1:15 p.m.,noting that they arrived within 15 minutes.

No injuries have been reported, the fire is not immediately threatening structures, and no official evacuations have been ordered.