UPDATE: Fast firefighting snuffs out Agua Dulce brush fire

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
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Firefighters wasted no time jumping on a brush fire near Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce Wednesday morning, snuffing out the small fire effectively within half an hour.

“It was reported as a 30 by 30 (foot) spot fire about a quarter mile north of Agua Dulce Canyon,” a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department told The Signal Thursday.

Several county firefighting units including at least one water-dumping helicopter and half a dozen fire engines from two battalions, with the help of Angeles National Forest firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 9:58 a.m., a Fire Department spokesman said.

Emergency response crews were alerted to the fire from motorists reporting it as being on the northside of Highway 14.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m., fire officials began releasing some of the firefighting units from the scene.

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