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UPDATE: 1 firefighter injured, 1 home destroyed in Acton fire

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Posted: May 9, 2012 7:41 a.m.
Updated: May 9, 2012 6:53 p.m.

Firefighters battle a 125-acre fire in Acton on Tuesday.

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One Los Angeles County firefighter was injured and a home was destroyed in the Acton fire that blackened 126 acres in Soledad Canyon on Tuesday, officials said Wednesday.

“At this point, it’s just extensive cleanup,” Fire inspector Brian Riley said Wednesday. “We’ve got to get in there, cut down some of the extensive growth and get water on every square inch of land.”

To that end, firefighters were scheduled to remain in the area Wednesday night checking for hot spots and clearing undergrowth, Riley said.

The cause of the fire in a sparsely populated area of Soledad Canyon Tuesday afternoon was under investigation, he said.

A single-wide mobile home was destroyed in the blaze, along with two vehicles, an outbuilding and two storage units, Riley said.

Riley did not have a dollar amount for the damage caused by the blaze.

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. and was largely contained by 8 p.m.

Mandatory evacuations in the fire area were lifted about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, and Metrolink trains that were halted during the height of the fire were moving through the area at reduced speed Wednesday due to fire cleanup, according to the Metrolink website.

“We’ve been working closely with Metrolink representatives,” Riley said. “Every time a train goes through the area, we’re in close contact.”

One firefighter was treated for injuries at a hospital, but Riley did not know the extent of the injuries or which hospital the firefighter was taken to, he said.

 

 

 

 

 

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