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Firefighters battle brush fire in Santa Clarita Valley

More than 100 firefighters responded to a brush fire Thursday that broke out amid high winds and briefly threatened structures in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The five-acre fire was reported near Soledad Canyon Road and Gladding Way shortly before 2 p.m., Los Angeles County fire officials said.

About 115 firefighters and six aircraft, two of them helicopters, fought the blaze, which was burning to the southeast amid 25 mph winds, gusting to more than 40 mph.

Firefighters have been on high alert all over L.A. County because of fierce Santa Ana winds, which are expected to last through at least Friday.


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