4570 Griffin

Montecito Heights -- Fire crews are responding to a brush fire this afternoon that is threatening to spread into Debs Park. 

The fire began shortly after 3:30 pm near the 4500 block of Griffin Avenue, just east of the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

Water-dropping helicopters were seen dousing the flames, according to videos posted on  Citizen.com

Update @ 4:19 pm: Firefighters contained the blaze to about one acre. There were no reports of injuries or damaged structures.

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