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Local News in Brief : 200 Firefighters Halt Blaze in Canyon Areas

Afire in the Santa Clarita Valley burned more than 100 acres of dry brush Sunday before being contained by 200 Los Angeles County and U.S. Forest Service firefighters, authorities said.

The fire in Canyon Country started about half a mile north of Soledad Canyon Road and the Antelope Valley Freeway, Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion Chief David E. Baisley said. The flames, first reported shortly after 2 p.m., spread in a northeast direction toward Spring Canyon and away from nearby homes, he said.

The blaze was contained about three hours later, fire officials said. No structures burned and no injuries were reported, they said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Not far away, another brush fire destroyed four acres of barley in a rural area of Saugus early Sunday.

This blaze broke out about 1:30 a.m. at a farm near Avenue Scott and Newhall Ranch Road, a mile from Magic Mountain amusement park, said Capt. Roy Burleson of the county Fire Department. Five engine companies took about an hour to control the fire, he said, and the amusement park was never threatened. Damage was estimated at $8,000.

The cause of the fire was undetermined. No one was injured.


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