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Fires Break Out in Catalina, Tujunga Canyon and Inglewood

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Firefighters are battling a blaze on Catalina Island, after successfully putting out brush fires in Tujunga Canyon and Inglewood. LA Now reports that the fire, which is threatening buildings at the Catalina Yacht Club, is being fought with water drops from helicopters, and that additional firefighters are being sent to the area (LA Now reports that 100 firefighters are on their way; KNBC estimates the number at 65).

Three acres have already been damaged by the flames that began around 2:45 this afternoon.

Back on the mainland, firefighters successfully extinguished a brush fire that damaged about a half an acre of land in Inglewood. After putting out another brush fire in Tujunga Canyon (damage is still being assessed), one firefighter was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No one was seriously injured in either blaze, and no structures were damaged.