More than 100 firefighters battle brush fires in Van Nuys

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More than 100 firefighters were deployed Friday afternoon to battle a brush fire that broke out in two locations in Van Nuys, a fire official said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the fires shortly after 4 p.m. on both sides of the street in the 15000 block of Burbank Boulevard, according to LAFD spokesman Erik Scott. No structures are threatened and Scott said the weather was "fairly cooperating."

"We do have wind, but fortunately it's not too powerful," Scott said. "Right now we have firefighters surrounding both sides of both fires and we are also making strategic water drops from our helicopters."

An alert sent out by LAFD at 5:16 p.m. via Twitter said the fire has torched 8 to 1o acres thus far. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Scott said.

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