UPDATE: House fire in Newhall damages home contents

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
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Fire crews responding to reports of a house fire on Chestnut Street in Newhall Tuesday afternoon found “light smoke” coming from the location.

The fire was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for a structure fire on the 24400 block of Chestnut Street between 9th Street and Lyons Avenue.

“The fire was behind a house in an alley,” a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department told The Signal.

“Firefighters reported that house was on fire with light smoke showing,” he said.

Firefighters arrived at the fire at 2:39 p.m., the Fire Department spokesman said.

They put out the fire promptly and left the scene at 3:15 p.m., Fire Department Supervisor Melanie Flores said.

“This was  a contents fire with fire in an exterior wall,” she said.

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