Firefighters held a brush fire in the hills of Towsley Canyon to 1 acre Sunday.
The blaze was reported just after 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Calgrove Boulevard and The Old Road, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor Melanie Flores.
Units arriving on the scene reported a quarter-acre fire in heavy brush at the top of the ridge in Towsley Canyon, per Flores.
Due to its location in the hills and difficult access for ground resources, additional air resources were called in to assist, according to Flores.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials reported the fire had grown to a half-acre by 4 p.m. and that it was burning downhill in medium brush.
Forward progress was stopped on the blaze by 5 p.m.
City of Santa Clarita and SCV Sheriff’s Station officials in social media posts both advised residents to avoid the area as firefighters worked to contain the fire.