Ten threatened homes have been evacuated as a waning wildfire burns in a heavily populated suburban neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Fire Department has confirmed that 200 plus firefighters have been able to contain the fire to nearly 5 acres, but the fire has not been fully extinguished as of 2:13 p.m..
Some 200 firefighters using water-dropping helicopters had the bulk of the blaze surrounded about 90 minutes after it broke out in the San Fernando Valley community of Granada Hills.
City fire officials say the blaze was sparked around 11 a.m. in the suburban neighborhood about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Heavy flames were burning earlier on a hillside near a home with a swimming pool and tennis court where a line of firefighters sprayed water to protect it.
The Fire Department said in a statement that 10 homes were under threat, and all of them had been evacuated.
No homes or other structures have been damaged and no one has been injured.
L.A. firefighters also responded to a second, smaller grass fire in the 13100 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills. LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said the fire was less than an acre and no homes were threatened.
NBCLA is carrying live video of the firefighting effort:
KPCC has put together a Storify list of reactions to the blaze on social media: