- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire has burned 183 acres of brush in Los Angeles and the Angeles National Forest.

Several hundred firefighters are battling the blaze, which erupted shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday in Lake View Terrace. It quickly spread up through brushy ridges.

The fire is 35 percent contained and beginning to lay down and no homes are threatened, although there are power lines in the area.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says the flames are burning north, away from homes, and are being stopped on ridgetops.

The U.S. Forest Service took over command of the firefight once the majority of the blaze was in the national forest.

Fire retardant and airborne water drops are helping surround the flames.

Authorities say firefighters could get some help from drizzle Tuesday morning. The fire is expected to be contained Tuesday evening.

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