Water-dropping aircraft attacked a brush fire that sent smoke Friday afternoon over a northern San Fernando Valley neighborhood.
The fire was reported in the 12600 block of Maclay Street in Sylmar. No buildings were threatened, but firefighters were positioned near houses to prevent the fire from spreading to residences, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
At least three firefighting aircraft responded to the riverbed area northeast of the 210 Freeway.
The fire burned about 2 acres as of 2 p.m.
Maclay Street was closed for the firefight.