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Fast-moving Palmdale brush fire contained

July 4, 2012 |  7:49 am

A brush fire had burned about 200 acres near Palmdale.

Firefighters said Wednesday they have contained a brush fire that had burned more than 200 acres near Palmdale.

About 300 firefighters battled the blaze, called the Hillside fire. The blaze quickly spread as flames were fanned by winds up to 30 mph, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

The Fire Department said the blaze broke out about 9 p.m. near Magnolia Lane and Boxwood Place and quickly spread from about 20 acres.

The area was near a residential development, but the wind was pushing the fire away from those structures, according to fire officials.

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Photo: Flames burn in the brush fire near Palmdale. Credit: KTLA-TV (Ch. 5)

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