Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Encino

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    More than 100 firefighters battled a brush fire near the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area Friday afternoon.

    The Los Angeles Fire Department fought the blaze both on the ground and in the air, dropping water on burning heavy brush, officials said. 

    Aerial footage showed large plumes of smoke near the intersection of the 101 and 405 freeways.

    The California Highway Patrol closed the Burbank Boulevard offramps from the northbound and southbound 405 Freeway for several hours.

    Roughly eight to 10 acres burned, with two primary locations north and south of Burbank Boulevard near Woodley Avenue, LAFD said in an alert.

    No structures were threatened and no injuries were been reported. The fire was reported just before 4 p.m. and was knocked down about 6:30 p.m.

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