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A brush fire that burned about 40 acres near Elizabeth Lake Tuesday was a fast-moving fire, but firefighting crews were faster in responding to it.

The fire began in the area of Lakes Hughes Road at Elizabeth Lake Road a couple of minutes before noon Tuesday, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

“We had lots of units on this,” she said, listing two SuperScoopers, two bulldozers, 2 water-dumping airplanes, two water-dumping helicopters and five camp crews.

County firefighters received additional help from their counterparts at US Forest Service.

“Initially, the call came in for 15 to 20 acres on fire,” the spokeswoman said shortly before 2 p.m. “We had eight acres confirmed right away but it spread from 20 to 40 acres.”

 

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