Fire crews scramble in response to 2 small fire reports

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Fire crews scrambled in response to two small fires reported within 10 minutes of each other mid-afternoon Wednesday, promptly taking care of both. A tiny brush fire was the first to be reported at 3:12 p.m. at the 16000 block of Live Oak Springs Road east of Sand Canyon Road. Firefighters arrived at the fire scene at 3:21 p.m., Vanessa Lozano, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. “It burned a quarter of an acre,” she said, noting firefighters extinguished the fire within 10 minutes. Fire crews were dispatched to a second unrelated incident inside the Placerita Fire burn area at 3:23 p.m. “This was for smoke seen in a hot spot,” Lozano said, noting firefighters found no fire on arrival. 661-287-5527 on Twitter @jamesarthurholt