Firefighters are responding to a “large” brush fire in the Sepulveda Basin area, officials said.
The blaze began in an open field near Balboa Park about 3:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Firefighters were responding on the ground and in the air.
Thick black smoke could be seen for miles after the blaze began, aerial video from Sky5 showed.
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