Walnut Brush Fire Knocked Down at 5 Acres, Fire Officials Say

Firefighters had all of the flames out in about an hour, officials said.

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    A plume of smoke can be seen for miles as a fire broke out in Glendale on Friday, May 3, 2013. It was one of several fires burning throughout Southern California.

    Firefighters quickly doused a 5-acre blaze in Walnut on a hot, windy Friday that saw several other blazes throughout Southern California burn thousands of acres and threaten homes.

    The fire in Walnut began about 3:50 p.m. in the 600 block of North Silver Valley Trail (map). Firefighters put out all of the flames by 5 p.m., but expected to spend another two hours or so mopping up, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.

    Meanwhile, firefighters were still battling the 20,000-acre Springs Fire in Ventura County and a 75-acre fire that is threatening homes in Glendale.

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