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El Sereno grass fire blackens 13 acres [updated]

El Sereno  —  A grass fire blackened about 13  acres of hillsides this afternoon before being contained by fire crews on the ground and fire-fighting aircraft.

What some called the #Gambier fire was first reported at about 3:40 pm and burned uphill across open hillsides south of Gambier and Bedillion streets and west of El Sereno Middle School, according to the L.A. Fire Department and posts on social media.

While photos and videos posted on Twitter and Instagram showed a large blackend area near residential areas no structures were damaged or injuries reported, said the LAFD.

The fire was no longer active by about 4:30 pm but had not yet been officially knocked down, said the LAFD.

“Over 70 LAFD firefighters on scene with camp crews and additional air support from LA County Fire, according to the city fire department.

No information was available about what caused the fire.

Today’s blaze comes one week after a grass fire burned 5 acres in nearby Ascot Hills Park.

This story has been updated with recent LAFD alerts

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  1. We can prevent this from endangering homes in the future!
    Let’s support this community campaign.

    https://www.gofundme.com/brush-clearing-goats-of-el-sereno

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