Quarter-acre brush fire swiftly knocked down, perimeter set up around burn area

Copter 16 makes a quick water drop over the fire next to Sierra Highway/Skylar Barti The Signal
Firefighters quickly doused a small brush fire at the corner of Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue, fire officials said Sunday evening. The quarter-acre fire spread along the side of Sierra Highway. No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened, said dispatcher Melanie Flores with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Officials initially received the call at 5:27 p.m., arriving within seven minutes. Twenty minutes after the call was made, all forward progress of the fire ceased and a perimeter was set up around the burn area, Flores said. This is a breaking news story. We will update as soon as we receive more information.

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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.