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Acton brush fire disrupts Metrolink service

May 8, 2012 |  5:34 pm

Acton brush fire

This post has been updated. See the note below for details.

A brush fire burning in the Acton area Tuesday afternoon disrupted Metrolink service and forced the closure of Soledad Canyon Road, officials said.

The blaze had burned at least one structure and scorched about 20 acres near the 4700 block of West Crown Valley Road.

[Updated 5:42 p.m.: The blaze has burned at least 40 acres, officials said.]

Fire crews were battling to protect structures threatened by flames as four helicopters dropped water on the blaze.

Metrolink said lines were closed north of the Via Princess station. Buses were transferring passengers to the Acton, Palmdale and Lancaster stations, the transit agency said.

Southbound lanes on Soledad Canyon Road were also shut down, according to the California Highway Patrol.

About 230 firefighters were battling the blaze, which was burning in medium-to-heavy brush. Area homes were threatened but no evacuations had been ordered, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


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Photo: Structure burns in Acton brush fire. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5