Eagle Rock brush fire burns near Occidental College [updated]

Andrea Kang | Marketing Director

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EAGLE ROCK — A brush fire scorched about two acres tonight near Occidental College south of the campus swimming pool and amphitheater, said the L.A. Fire Department on Twitter.

It took firefighters, with the assistance of a water-dropping helicopter, nearly 90 minutes to knock down the fire, which was first reported at about 9:45 pm. There were no reports of injuries or damage to structures.

Though winds were light, firefighters  faced “face cess challenges in reaching the fire” and active hot spots, said the LAFD.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Occidental Weekly reports that campus administrators had begun to discuss the possibility of evacuating the campus before learning that the blaze has been contained.

This story has been updated

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  1. For the record, the amphitheater and pool mentioned in the story are at the Yosemite Recreation Center, not Occidental College

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