LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A brush fire threatened several homes Tuesday afternoon in the Beverly Crest area near Benedict Canyon, according to the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles.

The fire broke out just before 2:30 p.m. near the 9800 block of West Portola Drive near Benedict Canyon, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

More than 20 acres were burned as of 3:30 p.m., authorities said.

Air and ground units are responding.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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