Ammunition storage building catches fire in Newhall

A fully involved structure fire spread to brush near the Oak Tree Gun Club on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Austin Dave

First responders worked quickly Thursday evening to extinguish a vegetation fire ignited by a blaze in an ammunition storage facility at Oak Tree Gun Club.  

The report was first received at 7:13 p.m., near the 23100 block of Coltrane Avenue at Oak Tree Gun Club.  

“An ammunition storage building is burning,” said Supervisor Imy McBride, of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.   

McBride said about an acre and a half of brush had burned and that the initial report indicated ammunition was going off. She added no injuries had been reported as a result of the fire and/or discharged ammunition. 

A tweet from the SCV Sheriff’s Station asked people to stay clear of the area while crews worked to contain the fire. They also stated, in a second tweet, smoke was blowing near Magic Mountain, and that canvassing units in the area said the smoke was drifting over from the Coltrane Fire.  

A tweet from the city of Santa Clarita asked people to also avoid the area and said a structure fire had spread to nearby brush. 

Officials confirmed the fire in both the structure and vegetation had been extinguished at 8 p.m., and the blaze had been held to the one acre. The only structure damaged was the storage facility.  

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