SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Homes were in the path of a growing brush fire that prompted evacuations Wednesday afternoon in Santa Clarita.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the fire started around 1:00 p.m. near Interstate 5.
The third-alarm brush fire in Santa Clarita quickly grew to 100 acres, prompting freeway closures and the evacuation of about 1,000 people, and leaving two firefighters with minor injuries, KTLA reported.
The news station said a mobile home park and single-family homes were threatened.
About 300 firefighters were at the scene along with four helicopters and aircraft, county fire officials said.
“We’re making decent progress, although the temperature’s at 90 degrees with the humidity at 16 (percent),”Capt. Keith Mora told KTLA. “These fuels are primed for this type of situation. This fire is growing and it’s growing fast.”
By 10 p.m., fire officials tweeted that the fire was holding steady at 350 acres burned and 45 percent contained. All evacuation orders were rescinded at that time.
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