Officials: Brush fire in San Pedro may have been intentionally set

Firefighters worked to knock down a three acre brush fire that threatened multiple structures in San Pedro.

The blaze may have been purposely started in rubbish but grew into a full-fledged brush fire that spread to trees and nearby homes, authorities said.

The fire broke out around 5:40 p.m. on the 900 block of North Gaffey Place.

"Firefighters have hose lines at each home to defend them,'' said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

More than a hundred firefighters were assigned to the fire, although some units were canceled while en route.

Stewart says it took crews an hour and 33 minutes to put out the fire.

The Los Angeles Police Department reported having a suspect in custody and arson investigators were determining the cause.

No injuries were reported.

CNS contributed to this report