By CBSLA Staff

SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Fire Department crews battled a brush fire Tuesday night in Sylmar.

According to the department, the blaze started at about 7:47 p.m. and appeared to be centered in a nursery on the northbound side of the 210 freeway with extension to the southbound side of the freeway.

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The department said fire crews were making “good progress” as of 8:30 p.m. and had released air resources following multiple water drops.

Shortly after 9 p.m., fire crews were able to stop all forward progress of the blaze.

Crews were able to defend all nearby structures from damage and no injuries were reported.

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The fire was the latest in a series seen as a Santa Ana wind event battered the area Tuesday, causing destruction across the Southland as trees were ripped from the ground.

“My neighbor heard a crack, and he says, ‘I think a branch fell down from my tree,'” one man said. “As you can see, that’s not a branch.”

The heavy winds and dry brush kept fire crews busy with blazes breaking out in Ventura, San Dimas and Newhall, while thousands were left without power.

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According to Southern California Edison, power has been shut off to approximately 67,000 customers. A spokesperson said it would be restored as soon as the wind and the risk diminsh.