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Acton wildfire fully contained, officials say

May 9, 2012 |  5:22 am

A wildfire in Acton that scorched 126 acres was fully contained as of late Tuesday night, Los Angeles County fire officials told KTLA.

The northern L.A. County fire destroyed several structures, burned a car and forced the evacuation of about 30 homes, The Times reported Tuesday.

Firefighters were dousing hot spots and cutting firebreaks around the perimeter of the blaze throughout Tuesday, which began to threaten homes as winds picked up in the afternoon.

"We'll be working through the night to get the hot spots and make sure it doesn't start back up," Inspector Quvondo Johnson told The Times.

He said an aggressive air attack, which included five helicopters and a fixed-wing aircraft, helped crews on the ground gain the upper hand. At the height of the fire, nearly 400 firefighters were battling the blaze.

The fire broke out shortly before 4 p.m. near the 4700 block of West Crown Valley Road in the Soledad Canyon area.

No injuries were reported to firefighters or civilians. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


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