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Brush fire briefly closes 14 Freeway near Santa Clarita

April 8, 2012 |  7:32 pm

Authorities shut down a portion of the 14 Freeway on Sunday afternoon after a small brush fire was spotted along the road’s shoulder.
Fire officials said they were called to a blaze at the 14 Freeway just south of Agua Dulce Canyon Road near the border of Agua Dulce and Santa Clarita at 12:44 p.m.
They were able to knock down the blaze in just over an hour, authorities said.
“Knocked down … fully contained … in mop up stage,” Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Ray Dong said Sunday evening.

Dong estimated between 50 and 75 firefighters were at the scene and said they contained the fire to eight acres.
There were no injuries or significant property damage reported, Dong said.


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