A small brush fire in the Santa Clara River wash sparked a huge response by firefighting units Thursday around lunch time.
It burned an area just 40 feet by 40 feet, but prompted a response by two fire battalions that included eight fire engines, six water-dumping helicopters and a bulldozer.
The small spot fire near the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road — snuffed out before they could name it — was first reported at 1 p.m.
Firefighters dispatched at 1:01 p.m. arrived on the scene four minutes later, Inspector Joey Marron of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
The fire, which was near a bike path, was promptly extinguished, freeing up units called to the scene.