Burbank Boulevard now open after LAFD contained one-acre brush fire in Sepulveda Basin

A firefighter sprays chemical foam to stop the fire from starting up again at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

Emily Holshouser and Logan Bik

Burbank Boulevard is now open after a small brush fire broke out near the intersection of Woodley Avenue and Burbank Boulevard at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys around 6:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at the scene and contained the one-acre fire with ground crews and an air-dropping helicopter in just 27 minutes. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.

There have been several wildfires in the Sepulveda Basin recently, including a larger 20-acre fire on Sept. 14 that killed one person.

No homeless encampments were near the burnt area, according to LAFD.

Jamie Tsui, local resident, was at Balboa Park with her son when she noticed the smoke.

“We were riding our bikes and decided to see what was going on,” Tsui said.

By the time they arrived at the scene, the flames were gone, Tsui said.

The cause of this fire is still unknown according to LAFD.

*Editor’s note: Edited for style issues at 8:47 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2020.