Firefighters knock down Baldwin Hills brush fire that threatened homes

- Firefighters were able to knock down a 2-acre brush fire that threatened homes in about an hour on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters with Los Angeles city and county were dispatched at 12:14 p.m. to the 3700 block of South La Brea Avenue and had the fire under control by 1:21 p.m, thanks to repeated water drops from the air, an aggressive attack by firefighters on the ground, and excellent brush clearance from nearby homeowners.

"We know there is the potential to have a significant fire in here, so we hit these hard and fast, meaning as soon as we get a 911 call we send a large number of resources from the ground and air to stomp it out, and that's exactly what we did," said Captain Erik Scott with LAFD. "We've also utilized our friends at the Los Angeles county fire department, and the best part is individuals had proper brush clearance, gave us the defensible space to do our job, and to save homes."

No homes were damaged and no injuries were reported.

The same area caught fire in 1985. It ended up killing two people, and burned more than 50 homes.

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