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Brush Fire Burning in Porter Ranch [Updated]

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A fire is burning in the Porter Ranch area this afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. At 1:50 p.m. a half-acre brush fire north of the 19100 block of Sesnon Boulevard prompted officials to call for additional firefighters. By 2 p.m., the northwest-moving blaze had consumed to two to three acres of "light brush," said LAFD Spokesperson Erik Scott. The area burned two years ago in the a large 14,000 acre fire dubbed the Sesnon Fire. [Update, 2:40 p.m: The fire has grown to 15 acres. Update 2:43 p.m: Approximately 100 firefighters are on scene. There is currently no active flame, but personnel is not calling a knock down yet. Update, 2:56 p.m: The fire has been knockdown. ]