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Brush fire burns in Santa Clarita Valley; no homes threatened

More than 100 firefighters battle brush fire in Santa Clarita Valley; no evacuations ordered

More than 100 firefighters were battling a three-acre brush fire Monday evening in the Santa Clarita Valley, authorities said.

The fire in the 24000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway was reported just before 4 p.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Rick Flores.

As of 7 p.m., the fire was 100% contained but not completely knocked down, he said. The single-alarm blaze was confined to the wash of the San Francisquito Creek, near where the 5 Freeway crosses Magic Mountain Parkway, Flores said.

One inmate firefighter suffered a minor injury.

Because the fire was contained in the wash, no structures were threatened, although several apartment complexes were located nearby.

No evacuations were ordered, Flores said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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UPDATES

7:55 p.m.: This story was updated with the fire's containment status and the firefighter's injury.

6:00 p.m.: This story was updated to add details about the fire's growth to three acres and to update its containment status.

This story was originally published at 4:49 p.m.

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