EL SERENO – A fire consumed more than three acres of vegetation near the El Sereno Recreation Center this afternoon, according to preliminary information. Firefighters rescued members of a homeless camp that was threatened by the flames, according to the L.A. Fire Department.
No structures were reported to be threatened by the fire that broke out behind the baseball fields near the recreation center, according to initial reports.
Update @ 5:34 p.m.: The estimated size of the burn area has been revised to 3.4 acres. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
Update @ 5:07 pm: The LAFD declared the fire knocked down at 4:51 p.m. The estimated size of the burn area was reduced to about 2 acres. Helicopters will continue water drops in the area.
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