WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters battled a small grass fire Thursday in Whittier, authorities said.

The fire near Fred D. Nellis School at 11850 Whittier Boulevard was reported to be as large as five acres around 3:20 p.m. and was 50 percent contained, according to Los Angeles County Fire.

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Some residences were being evacuated, Whittier Police said.

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The school grounds were unoccupied and have not function for several years, according to police.

No other information was immediately available.

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