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Brush fire ignites north of Vasquez Rocks

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a brush fire near the northbound side of Highway 14, south of Escondido Canyon, Saturday afternoon.

The call came in at approximately 3 p.m.

“It’s at half-acre, but it’s creeping,” Fire Department Supervisor Melanie Flores said at 3:19 p.m.

The wind was coming out of the south at 5 mph and the call necessitated a full response from emergency personnel, according to Fire Department officials.

Although the original estimates were at a half-acre, fire officials have determined that the fire is smaller than reported, and as of 3:40 p.m., confirmed that the fire has been contained.

“It’s a quarter-acre and they’ve got a wet line around it,” Flores said at 3:40 p.m.

Officials have not released any information yet on what they believe the source of the fire was as of 3:40 p.m.

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