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Firefighters knock down dual blaze on Highway 14

Posted: May 28, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: May 28, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Firefighters mop up after a big rig fire spread to the brush off Highway 14 south of Newhall Tuesday evening, burning about a quarter acre. Photo by Rick McClure.


A small brush fire caused by a blazing big rig burned about a quarter acre of the brush along Highway 14 Tuesday evening before firefighters knocked it down, a fire station captain said.

Just before 7 p.m., a mechanical failure in the engine block of the truck led to the fire in the right shoulder of the northbound 14, which spread to the brush, according to Fire Station No. 73 Captain Paul Peppard.

“We hopped on the brush pretty quickly and knocked that down,” Captain Peppard said.

The crew from the station in Newhall was assisted by an LA City Fire engine.

Captain Peppard said no one was injured in the dual blaze and both fires were out about 10 minutes after crews arrived on scene.




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