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Crews battle 20-acre brush fire in the Antelope Valley [Updated]

August 8, 2011 |  6:27 pm

L.A. County fire crews were battling a brush fire that started in this area of the Antelope Valley. Los Angeles County firefighters were battling a brush fire that had burned about 20 acres of vegetation Monday evening in the Antelope Valley.

The blaze broke out about 5:15 p.m. near Pearblossom and Sierra highways and was burning in light to medium brush, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Winds were about 10 mph.

Firefighters on the ground were being aided by camp crews and at least one bulldozer that was helping to cut a line around the fire flank.

There were no reports of structures being threatened, the department said, and no injuries were reported. The cause was under investigation.

[Updated 7:05 p.m.: The fire has been contained after scorching about 22 acres, the department said.]


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Map shows the area where the brush fire was burning. Credit: Google Maps