Firefighters control bushfires near Universal Studios

Firefighters halted the progress of the blaze that broke out Monday night in the Hollywood Hills near an apartment complex in the Universal Studios area.

A coyote fire burned about one acre of “medium to heavy brush” over a dog park near the AVA Toluca Hills apartment complex off Parham Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said around 11 p.m.

Authorities said it took 100 firefighters, aided by water droplets from helicopters, 75 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

Ground crews will continue to work with them [Los Angeles County Fire Department] Hand crews until the early morning hours with hand tools to achieve greater control of the perimeter of the fire in rough terrain,” LAFD said.

Firefighters said there were no reports of injuries or damage to the structure. No evacuation orders were issued.

Firefighters said the blaze did not threaten the apartment complex, Universal City, Universal Studios, the Hollywood Sign, or any other nearby landmarks or areas.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to the Lebanese Armed Forces.

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