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UPDATE: Val Verde brush fire extinguished

Posted: May 27, 2013 3:38 p.m.
Updated: May 27, 2013 3:38 p.m.

A brush fire burns through a hillside as seen from Del Valle Road in Val Verde on Monday. Signal photo by Jonathan Pobre

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Firefighters from multiple agencies knocked down a brush fire near Val Verde which, at one point, threatened homes in the area, a fire officials said.

A two-acre brush fire in Val Verde prompted swift response from firefighters at three different agencies Monday, a fire official said.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday, officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to reports of a two-acre brush fire burning the 30000 block of Madison Way west of Chiquito Canyon Road, said a Fire Department spokesman.

At 3:30 p.m., firefighters reported having completely extinguised the fire.

When it was first reported, the fire was described as moving uphill, fanned by winds estimated at 10 miles per hour.

“Right now we have two to three acres burning on medium fuel,” he said shortly before 2 p.m.

Initial reports received by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station indicated that at least three houses near the fire were threatened, said Lt. Tom Bryski.

However, fire officials at 2 p.m. said no houses were threatened at that time.

No evacuations were carried out.

County firefighters received support from their counterparts at the Ventura County Fire Department.

Firefighters were also called in from the U.S. Forest Service to maintain a perimeter around the fire.  Aerial units from both counties were also pressed into action.

Shortly after 2 p.m., the fire was described as moving uphill near at the northwest corner of Chiquito and San Martinez Road.

At 3:30 p.m., firefighters began their “mop up” efforts, a fire official said.


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