Crews battle brush fire near Mount Wilson Observatory

Firefighters worked Tuesday to extinguish a fire that scorched about 26 acres of brush after it broke out before dawn near the Mount Wilson Observatory in the Angeles National Forest northeast of Los Angeles.

The blaze was reported about 4:45 a.m. in the general area of Mount Wilson-Red Box Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

No injuries were reported and no structures have been threatened, the department reported. Deputies from the sheriff's Crescenta Valley Station helped evacuate Mount Wilson Observatory employees.

At least two helicopters and a SuperScooper aircraft were deployed as part of the firefighting effort.

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