Brush fire chars 3 acres near Industrial Center

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arson investigators are looking into a brush fire that burned approximately three acres in the wash near the Valencia Industrial Center late Monday afternoon.

Los Angeles County Fire Department crews responded to the initial report around 3:45 p.m.

Initially described as a half-acre fire, the blaze grew to destroy nearly three acres by 5 p.m.

Three water dropping helicopters quickly responded to the scene as fire officials were able to have the fire 80 percent contained by 6 p.m.

No injuries or damage to nearby structures were reported.

Police detained several people at the scene, and authorities said they were brought in for questioning, but no arrests were made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson/Explosives Detail at 323-881-7500. You may also provide information anonymously by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-222-8477.

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