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That Brentwood Brush Fire Is Now Nearly Contained

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A brush fire that broke out Sunday afternoon in Brentwood's Mandeville Canyon is at 95% containment Monday morning, with officials stating the fire will be fully contained by day's end.

"Size of the fire remains approximately 55 acres, overnight firefighters made great progress and containment is now at 95%," a Monday morning statement from Margaret Stewart of the LAFD notes. "New crews will be on scene this morning to make relief with companies who remained fighting the fire overnight. LAFD operations will continue throughout the day and smoke will likely remain visible. No structures damaged and no injuries reported."

The fire is believed to have been started by sparks from a weed-wacker. A large plume of smoke has been visible over the Brentwood hills north of Sunset from as far away as Ventura.

According to CBS LA, five homes were cleared Sunday as a precaution, but residents with IDs have been allowed to re-enter their homes as of Monday.