Crews race to stop brush fire in Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles

PHOTO: A helicopter makes a water drop as flames threaten homes on a ridgeline in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Oct. 21, 2019.PlayReed Saxon/AP
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Firefighters are racing to stop a brush fire that is threatening homes in the Pacific Palisades, an oceanfront Los Angeles neighborhood.

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The blaze, which broke out around 10:30 a.m. local time, consumed 18 acres in about 15 minutes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire has now spread to 30 acres.

No injuries have been reported, officials said.

PHOTO: A helicopter makes a water drop as flames threaten homes on a ridgeline as a wildfire threatens homes in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Oct. 21, 2019. Reed Saxon/AP
A helicopter makes a water drop as flames threaten homes on a ridgeline as a wildfire threatens homes in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Oct. 21, 2019.
PHOTO: A helicopter makes a water drop as flames threaten homes on a ridgeline in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Oct. 21, 2019. Reed Saxon/AP
A helicopter makes a water drop as flames threaten homes on a ridgeline in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Oct. 21, 2019.

Some residents were seen holding hoses and trying to wet down a hillside before abandoning the scene and fleeing once the flames grew closer.

The fire has threatened several homes but no structures have been damaged at this time, officials said.

PHOTO: Smoke can be seen as a wild fire breaks out in the hills of Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, Oct. 21, 2019. Gene Blevins/Reuters
Smoke can be seen as a wild fire breaks out in the hills of Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, Oct. 21, 2019.

Some homes are under mandatory evacuation orders.

A cause of the fire has not been determined.

About 150 firefighters are working the scene by ground and air. Crews are expected to be at the scene through the night.