Fire crews were battling a blaze in the La Tuna Canyon area in Tujunga Wednesday evening.

The approximately 1-acre brush fire had slow-to-moderate rate of spread just after 6 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters were positioning themselves between the flames and nearby homes for protection, officials said.

Sky5 footage showed residents attempting to hose their properties with water to prevent fire spread.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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