Los Angeles firefighters battling brush fire near homes in San Pedro

Los Angeles firefighters are battling a brushfire in San Pedro that broke out Thursday night in a park near homes, according to authorities.

Ground and air teams are fighting a 1-acre blaze that started amid medium grass and brush in rugged terrain at Peck Park, 560 North Western Ave., according to a 6:15 pm alert by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The park about homes and a shopping center.

Helicopter footage from KTLA-TV Channel 5 showed flames and billowing smoke approaching close to homes. None appeared to be on fire.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information is available.

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