Brush Fire Scorches 15 Acres in Hollywood Hills

Firefighters battled a brush fire in the Hollywood Hills from the air and the ground on Tuesday as summer temperatures climbed above 90 degrees.

The fire was reported just after 3 p.m. near the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway and the Cahuenga Boulevard exit, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire was burning in an uninhabited area near the Hollywood Reservoir. It burned nearly 20 acres.

Downed power lines in the area were also creating a hazard, said Margaret Stewart, a department spokeswoman.

LA city and LA County fire departments used helicopters to drop water on the flames from above and crews used hoses and picks on the ground.

LA Department of Water and Power crews responded to assess the downed power lines but there were not power outages, said Kim Hughes, a DWP spokeswoman.

No injuries were reported.

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