Santa Clarita Brush Fire Held at 5 Acres

The blaze came on a day with warnings of high fire risk

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    A small wildfire Thursday received a huge response in Santa Clarita because of the dangers posed by high winds. Fire crews quickly gained the upper hand on the brush fire, but officials reminded the public that high winds continue to increase the threat of new fires. Janet Kwak reports from Santa Clarita for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2012.

    At least 100 firefighters responded to a small brush fire Thursday afternoon in Santa Clarita.

    Aerial and ground units attacked the fire, which was held at less than 5 acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

    The fire broke out at Soledad Canyon Road and Gladding Way (map) at about 1:50 p.m. Soleded Canyon Road was closed between Commuter Way and Ruether Avenue.

    No structures are threatened, according to fire officials.

    Firefighters Battle Santa Clarita Brush Fire

    [LA] Firefighters Battle Santa Clarita Brush Fire
    More than 100 firefighters attacked a blaze off Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The fire came on a windy say with a warning of high fire risk, but the blaze was held to 5 acres. Raw video from NewsChopper 4.

    Red flag warnings, indicating high fire danger, are expected to go into effect throughout much of Southern California Thursday night. Winds gusts might reach 65 mph in some areas. 
     


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