Progression of a 2-acre fire along SB 14 freeway ceased
At 12:34 pm Saturday afternoon, LA County Fire, USFS, LAFD Air ops, responded to the report of a brush fire along the SB 14 Freeway. Firefighters were able to contain the fire in about 45 minutes. Photo credit: Rick McClure
By Ryan Mancini
Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Firefighters stopped forward progress on a brush fire by the southbound 14 Freeway, near Vasquez Rocks Park, on Saturday afternoon.

The 2-acre fire was moving away from the freeway before firefighters got the incident under control, according to Capt. Ron Singleton of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

No structures were threatened, and the fire is reported to be slowing down, Singleton added. Firefighters arrived at the site of the fire at 12:45 p.m., 10 minutes after they first received notice.

Aircraft flew over the location to assist in putting out the fire, Singleton said. No injuries to any individuals were reported, and a cause has not yet been identified, he said.

With forward progress contained, the plan is to keep the fire’s total size under 10 acres, said Bernard Peters, supervising fire dispatcher.

“They’re still going to be out there for another hour,” he said.

This is a breaking news story. We will update as soon as we receive more information.

About the author

Ryan Mancini

Ryan Mancini

Ryan Mancini covers local news for The Signal. He joined in 2018, previously working as a reporter and editor for The Sundial, Scene Magazine and El Nuevo Sol while a student at California State University, Northridge, where he studied journalism and political science. He's lived in Santa Clarita since 2002.

At 12:34 pm Saturday afternoon, LA County Fire, USFS, LAFD Air ops, responded to the report of a brush fire along the SB 14 Freeway. Firefighters were able to contain the fire in about 45 minutes. Photo credit: Rick McClure

Progression of a 2-acre fire along SB 14 freeway ceased

Firefighters stopped forward progress on a brush fire by the southbound 14 Freeway, near Vasquez Rocks Park, on Saturday afternoon.

The 2-acre fire was moving away from the freeway before firefighters got the incident under control, according to Capt. Ron Singleton of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

No structures were threatened, and the fire is reported to be slowing down, Singleton added. Firefighters arrived at the site of the fire at 12:45 p.m., 10 minutes after they first received notice.

Aircraft flew over the location to assist in putting out the fire, Singleton said. No injuries to any individuals were reported, and a cause has not yet been identified, he said.

With forward progress contained, the plan is to keep the fire’s total size under 10 acres, said Bernard Peters, supervising fire dispatcher.

“They’re still going to be out there for another hour,” he said.

This is a breaking news story. We will update as soon as we receive more information.

About the author

Ryan Mancini

Ryan Mancini

Ryan Mancini covers local news for The Signal. He joined in 2018, previously working as a reporter and editor for The Sundial, Scene Magazine and El Nuevo Sol while a student at California State University, Northridge, where he studied journalism and political science. He's lived in Santa Clarita since 2002.