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Brush fires hit Lincoln Heights & Elysian Park [updated]

Elysian Park fire | Robin Blackman

Firefighters have been busy on the Eastside this afternoon, knocking down a  brush fire in Lincoln Heights shortly before another fire began in Elysian Park near Solano Canyon.

Ground and air crews were deployed to fight the Elysian Park fire, which was reported at about 2:22 pm, and had scorched about two acres, said the L.A. Fire Department.  The fire had grown to two acres after 3 pm but no homes were threatened.

The Elysian Park fire broke out less than half an hour after firefighters knocked down a 6.6-acre brush fire in Lincoln Heights near the 500 block of E. Avenue 28.

Firefighting units on the ground, assisted by water dropping helicopters, positioned themselves to protect structures as the fire spread up hill.  The Lincoln Park fire, which was began at about 1:30 pm, was knocked down after more than an hour, said LAFD.  No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.

Today’s fires come after firefighters put out a grass and brush fires Monday night in the area of Flat Top hill on the border of Lincoln Heights and Montecito Heights and in Debs Park on early Sunday morning.

Update: The Elysian Park fire was put out by 3:37 pm with no injuries or reports of structure damage, said the LAFD.

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