L.A. County firefighters responded to a fire in the wash not far from the intersection of Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 17. Photo by Bobby Block

Firefighters handle 1-acre blaze near Valencia, Bouquet Canyon Road

Los Angeles County firefighters took less than 45 minutes to stop a 1-acre brush fire near Bouquet Junction on Saturday evening.

The call went out at approximately 5 p.m., and the fire, which was located in a nearby wash, was under control shortly thereafter.

“There was a 1-acre brush fire in the (Santa Clara River) wash,” said Supervisor Al Jackson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, at 5:45 p.m. “Forward progress has been stopped. They’re just mopping it up.”

The fire was started by “human activity due to a homeless encampment,” according to LA County Fire Department Capt. Greg Messineo, adding the cause was considered accidental.

Sheriff’s Department officials confirm that no arson arrests were made in connection with the incident.

No injuries were reported, according to officials.

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