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Firefighters working to contain Santa Clarita brush fire

A brush fire that had blackened about 10 acres in the Santa Clarita area was 40% contained Tuesday afternoon as fire crews were working to douse remaining hot spots, officials.

The blaze was burning in steep terrain near Pico Canyon and Whispering Oaks roads, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

The blaze was being fought by about 200 firefighters and four water-dropping helicopters, including a large tanker craft that holds up to 2,200 gallons of water, said Inspector Frederic Stowers.

The fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. and was apparently caused by an accident involving one vehicle, officials said. The driver was taken to a hospital. His condition was unknown.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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Idiots racing their vehicles...At least he didn't kill anyone...who cares about his condition...Put him in prison for all of the fire damage...

Second fire in this city this month putting homes dangerously close to harms way. We were evacuated on 8-8 after potheads dropped their BBQ lighter and set fire to our little canyon. Fire up my slope into my yard extinguishing 1/4 of my landscape, bushes, roses, trees not to mention scorching my patio furniture. Yes we got out alive and the house still standing but the irresponsibility of people near mountainous regions, canyons and big brush is getting worse. All I hear up my street every day is Fire trucks going somewhere.


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