Brush fire reported in Placerita Canyon

Firefighters mop up the Cambria Fire that scorched a hillside near Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall Monday morning. July 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.
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As firefighters worked through the night battling the Soledad Fire in Agua Dulce, a second fire was reported Monday morning in nearby Placerita Canyon. 

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to reports of a brush fire just before 9 a.m. on the 25900 block of Pacy Street, off of Placerita Canyon Road, according to Supervisor Leslie Lua.

Once firefighters had arrived on the scene just before 9:15 a.m., they reported a 2.5-acre fire, running uphill on medium fuel, Lua added.

Firefighters mop up the Cambria Fire that scorched a hillside near Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall Monday morning. July 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

By 9:20 a.m., the fire had reportedly grown to 3-5 acres with structures threatened. 

This incident was named the Cambria Fire. 

Angeles National Forest personnel were assisting the fire, and said it was burning into or near the 2016 Sand Fire burn scar, via a social media post. 

Just after 9:45 a.m., firefighters reported that forward progress on the fire had been stopped at 5 acres, with 40% containment and no structures threatened, according to Franklin Lopez, a supervisor with the L.A. County Fire Department. 

A Los Angeles County Fire Copter makes a water drop on the Cambria Fire that scorched a hillside near Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall Monday morning. July 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Firefighters continue to build containment lines and douse hotspots, and units were likely to be on the scene for another couple of hours, the fire department Tweeted at 10 a.m. 

Just before 11 a.m., fire officials reported the burned area of the fire was actually approximately 2.6 acres in size, following more accurate mapping of the incident. 

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Firefighters from multiple agencies scale a hillside near Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall Monday morning to battle the Cambria Fire. July 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Firefighters stage near a hillside just off of Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall Monday morning to battle the Cambria Fire. July 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Firefighters mop up the Cambria Fire that scorched a hillside near Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall Monday morning. July 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Firefighters mop up the Cambria Fire that scorched a hillside near Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall Monday morning. July 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

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