A Granada Hills brush fire that came close to homes early Monday morning was extinguished.
The fire charred two acres of brush including backyards of homes on Aqueduct Avenue.
The blaze, sandwiched between homes and the freeway, also temporarily shut down the transition between the 118 east and southbound 405 freeways.
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Three water-dropping helicopters were used to put out the fire.
The cause of the fire was unknown as of 5 a.m.
Firefighters had the small brush fire under control within an hour.
Hot and dry conditions contributed to the blaze, and a red flag warning was in effect until 9 p.m. on Monday.
NBC4’s Toni Guinyard contributed to this report.
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