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UPDATE: Newhall brush fire extinguished

Posted: April 18, 2013 11:41 a.m.
Updated: April 18, 2013 11:41 a.m.

For the third time in two weeks, a swift joint response by multi-agency firefighters has extinguished brush fires in the Santa Clarita Valley.

A brush fire in the Newhall Pass was extinguished shortly after 11 a.m. today, a fire official said.

The fire burned about two acres and prompted the response of three firefighting agencies, fire officials said.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m., officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department received “multiple calls” of a brush fire on the south side of Highway 14 between Newhall Avenue and Placerita Canyon, said Fire Department Inspector Quvondo Johnson.

“We had multiple calls from people on this,” he said.

“Right now we have 115 fire personnel from the county and help from Los Angeles City Fire and their first brush fire response unit,” he said around 11 a.m.

The county called in air support and a “bulldozer unit,” he said.

Fire fighting units assigned to the Angeles National Forest helped their county and city counterparts in knocking down the fire.

On Wednesday, multi-agency firefighters knocked down a four-acre brush fire near Agua Dulce that threatened an area near the Angeles National Forest.

On April 8, the same joint effort contained a four-acre wind-swept brush fire in Saugus in Bouquet Canyon.
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