Brush Fire in Tujunga Scorches 13 Acres

 TUJUNGA (CNS) - A brush fire that scorched 13 acres and threatened structures in the Sunland-Tujunga area was fully contained early today.

The non-injury fire was reported about 7:55 p.m. Thursday in the 11100 block of Oro Vista Avenue, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department. It took 163 firefighters about four hours and five minutes to extinguish the flames. Containment was declared around midnight.

Firefighters mounted a ground and air attack on the fire as it burned through heavy brush amid light winds, although gusts to 10 mph were reported, Bastman said.

Crews were positioned to protect structures in the Riverwood area that had been threatened, she said.

No evacuations were ordered and no structures were destroyed, according to Bastman, who said the bulk of the fire was in a wash.

 The Los Angeles County Fire Department sent air and ground crews and the U.S. Forest Service units also responded to the blaze.

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