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Firefighters battle small brush fire in Santa Clarita

June 26, 2009 |  5:16 pm

Firefighters in Santa Clarita are fighting a three-acre brush fire in a wash about two miles east of the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, Los Angeles County fire officials said.

No homes were threatened, although the fire is burning in light-to-medium brush just south of a residential neighborhood near the intersection of Bridgeport Lane and McBean Parkway, said county Fire Inspector Steve Zermeno.

The fire was reported at 3:51 p.m. and an hour later it was about 45% contained, he said.  It is being fought by five engine companies, a water-dropping helicopter and four camp crews.

Zermeno said a witness reported seeing three teen-aged boys running from the fire shortly after it broke out.

-- Bob Pool