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LAFD Fighting Small Brush Fire off the 405 Freeway [Updated]
A brush fire, estimated to be about a half-acre, is burning in the Sepulveda Pass, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The blaze, which was called in at 2:49 p.m., is located east of the freeway near Skirball Center Drive.
Update: The blaze has burned about 2 acres of grass and brush. About 60 personel are one scene with the aid of two water dropping helicopters, according to FD Spokesperson Brian Humphrey.
Update 2: According to California Highway Patrol incident logs, the fire was possibly started by a transient wearing a tan or yellow hoodie. The person of interest, seen running away from the fire, is described as thin, maybe around 5'7" and wearing tattered clothing.
Update 3: The CHP has called for a sigalert in the futhermost right lane of the northbound 405 Freeway near Skirball Center Drive.
Update 4: Firefighters declared a knockdown less than a hour after it was first reported. 110 personnel responded including three water dropping helicopters. The blaze was contained to 2 acres.