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Fire Rages in Lopez Canyon

Yesterday, Thursday, Aug. 2, the Los Angeles City and L.A. County Fire Departments responded to a fire in Lopez Canyon, approximately one mile south of the hairpin turn that joins Lopez Canyon and Kagel Canyon.

According to Stephanie English, spokeswoman for the L.A. County Fire Department, the call was received at 1:55 p.m. Thursday. In under an hour, by 2:44 p.m., fire crews had the situation contained.

A total of five engines, two city and three county, responded to the scene along with three helicopters, two county and one city. One structure was threatened, but structure protection was put in place and it was saved.

According to Stanton Florea, fire information officer for the U.S. Forest Service, five acres were burned.

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