LOS ANGELES - A brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in the Hollywood Hills has been fully contained.
The Los Angeles Fire Department says it took 80 firefighters approximately two hours to extinguish the three-acre fire.
The fire was first reported around 12 p.m. near the 2500 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills. It was burning uphill roughly in the area of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Tianna Road, south of Mulholland Drive. Both sides of Laurel Canyon Boulevard were shut down after the fire sparked in the area.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department reported that moderate winds drove the fire to roughly three acres.
No homes were threatened. Fire officials said that ground access was challenging due to the uphill direction of the flames.
Electrical services have been temporarily shut in the Laurel Canyon area due to the fire.
“The power company is aware of it and will work to restore power as soon as it is safe,'' said Nicholas Prange of the LAFD. “(There is) no need to call and notify them.''
The cause of the fire is under investigation.