Fire crews battle a 10-acre blaze near homes in San Pedro as plumes of smoke rise over the area

SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Firefighters battled a bushfire in San Pedro on Thursday afternoon that was burning dangerously close to homes and sending thick plumes of smoke into the air.

The brush fire was reported around 6:15 p.m. and was burning in rough terrain near the 500 block of N. Western Avenue in Peck Park, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The blaze grew to an area of ​​10 acres and its proximity to homes prompted a response from firefighting helicopters which carried out water drops.

It appeared that most of the flames had been extinguished about an hour after the fire was reported, but smoke was hanging over the area. Forward progress was halted around 7:45 p.m., the LAFD said.

No evacuations were issued, no structural damage or injuries were reported.

Firefighters carried out search operations throughout the night.

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