Progress stopped on Jump Fire in Saugus; no structures damaged

A water-dropping helicopter makes a drop on the Jump Fire as viewed from San Francisquito Canyon Road in Saugus on Tuesday, August 04, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters extinguished a 2.5-acre blaze in Saugus on Tuesday. 

The fire, dubbed the #JumpFire, was first reported to the Fire Department at 10:29 a.m., off San Francisquito Drive, between Lowridge and Copper Hill Drive.

Firefighters were arriving on the scene as of 10:38 a.m. The fire was reported in light to medium brush.

The fire was moving uphill and away from structures, according to Chris Thomas, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Sheriff’s officials tweeted out an evacuation order for residents in the area of Sugar Pine Way and White Pine Place in Saugus for the #JumpFire, as of 11 a.m.

Angeles National Forest Service officials, as well as Los Angeles County firefighters and sheriff’s officials.

Firefighters bring a hose to knock down a Jump Fire hot spot as viewed from San Francisquito Canyon Road in Saugus on Tuesday, August 04, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

First responders worked quickly to punch out fire-line around the blaze, which had blackened a nearby hilltop. 

“At 11:08 a.m., forward progress stopped and the Jump Fire was held to 2.5 acres,” said Leslie Lua, a spokeswoman for the Fire Department.

Mop up on the fire, in which firefighters walk the area to ensure there are no further flare ups within the burn area, was concluded at 12:17 p.m. The incident was formally closed at 1:31 p.m.

At 1:11 p.m., officials reopened the formerly closed San Francisquito Canyon Road for through traffic.

No injuries were reported nor any structures damaged as a result of the blaze.

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