Firefighting

California Firefighters Battle Brush Fire

More than 100 California firefighters responded to a brush fire that broke out amid high winds and briefly threatened structures in the Santa Clarita Valley, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The five-acre fire was reported near Soledad Canyon Road and Gladding Way shortly before 2 p.m., Los Angeles County fire officials said.

About 115 firefighters and six aircraft, two of them helicopters, fought the blaze, which was burning to the southeast amid 25 mph winds, gusting to more than 40 mph.

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