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Probe of Agoura Hills Brush Fire Continues

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said Saturday that they had not determined the cause of a fire that burned 60 acres of brush near a residential development in Agoura Hills on Friday.

The fire, which threatened several homes along Lapworth and Balkins drives, was extinguished by more than 75 firefighters from Los Angeles and Ventura counties, 20 engines and four helicopters, a fire official said.

One firefighter was slightly injured. There was no property damage, the official said.

Two male juveniles were seen running from the scene, Sgt. Kevin Mauch of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. “They were running from a small area of the field where the fire was apparently starting to grow,” Mauch said.

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Gary Albertson, who lives a block from the scene of the fire, said a sheriff’s deputy told him fireworks had been found in the field.

Officials would not confirm the report.


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