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Santa Clarita Brush Fire Burns 20 Acres

A fire in Santa Clarita has burned at least 20 acres and affected the 126 Freeway

Los Angeles County firefighters continued their efforts today to put out a second-alarm brushfire in the Santa Clarita area that has charred about 20 acres, authorities said.

The fire at Henry Mayo Drive and Commerce Center Way, near Route 126 and west of Six Flags Magic Mountain, was reported at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Ron Singleton. As of 10:15 p.m. Sunday, the blaze was 75 percent contained, county fire Dispatch Supervisor Art Marrujo said.

The official containment figure remained at 75 percent after daybreak Monday, as the effort to fully extinguish all hot spots was continuing.

The department initially dispatched 19 engines and three water-dropping helicopters to battle the flames, Marrujo said.

The California Highway Patrol temporarily shut down the No. 2 lane on Route 126 and issued a SigAlert at 7:04 p.m. Sunday. It was canceled just before 10 p.m. when the battalion chief notified the CHP that all fire trucks were off the roadway and would remain in the dirt area overnight, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said.

No structures were threatened and there were no injuries reported, Singleton said.

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