Hollywood Hills brush fire rages in Los Angeles, California where fire crews & water-dropping helicopters battle blaze | The Sun
21st June 2022

A BRUSH fire has broken out in the Hollywood Hills, according to reports.

The blaze, which has been named the Coyote Fire, was first reported just after 9:30pm local time on Monday night near an apartment building in LA.

More than 70 firefighters are tackling the blaze as they try to avoid flames catching near homes, ABC7 reports.

So far, the blaze has torched at least one acre.

Fire crews say that no homes are under threat and no evacuations have been ordered.

Four water-dropping choppers are on the scene trying to dampen the flames.

Reporter Malik Earnest said the fire was burning near the Hollywood sign.

Brian Humphrey, the LA Fire Department Public Information Officer, said: "At this point and time, there are no structures imminently threatened but the fires in this area have been known to be very stubborn and taken days to put out."

He revealed that the fire is burning toward the Coyote Canyon.

It’s not known what caused the blaze to break out.

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Humphrey said: "The cause will come soon, right now we need to put this fire down."

It comes just days after a massive five-alarm blaze engulfed at least six buildings in Queens.

The blaze broke out in the New York neighborhood just after 2pm on Friday.

The fire engulfed at least six homes in the area, according to ABC 7.

The blaze quickly spread to the neighboring home before jumping to the building across the street, per the outlet.

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Officials with the New York City Fire Department said shifting winds in the area made it difficult to extinguish the fire.

Earlier this month, the Pipeline Fire in Flagstaff, Arizona torched at least 5,000 acres.

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