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Firefighters are battling a brush fire that broke out early Friday in San Dimas.

The blaze was reported just before 4 a.m. in the area of San Dimas Canyon Road and E. Golden Hills Road. It is estimated at about 65 acres after an early morning estimate of about 100 acres was revised.

No structures are threatened, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, but there is a lot of brush in the area.

Three water-dropping helicopters are helping battle the fire, according to the La Verne Fire Department.

“They’re very efficient,” said resident Matthew Neeley. “They doused a very large section of fire right in front of my eyes. It was beautiful.”

There are no evacuations at this time, but the LA Sheriff’s Department San Dimas Station advises residents who live in “the urban interface to have a plan to evacuate in case of emergency.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire is burning during one of the worst times of the year for wildfires in California, which has already faced a historic summer of fires. Some of the largest fires on record burned during August.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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