by Jim Holt & Caleb Lunetta
Signal Staff Writers
Firefighters “knocked down” a fire at a Newhall strip mall in about 20 minutes Wednesday.
Shortly before 1 p.m., firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to reports by witnesses of smoke seen coming from the roof of a business near 14th Street and Railroad Avenue.
The fire was first reported shortly after 12:50 p.m., said Lt. Jim Royal of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“This was for a strip mall, with light smoke seen coming from the roof,” Fire Department spokesman Marvin Lim said.
Firefighters “knocked down” the fire at 1:19 p.m., he said, noting the fire is not attributed to the Tick Fire or any of the large brush fires burning in Los Angeles County.
No one was hurt in the incident.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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