Firefighters responded to a brush fire north of the Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday, with officials saying the blaze broke out near the Bouquet Reservoir.
The fire was first reported at approximately 2:40 p.m. near Bouquet Canyon Road and Spunky Canyon Road and was estimated to be roughly 11 acres in size and 25% contained as of 5 p.m., according to officials.
In response to the brush fire, which was later named the Sierra Fire, a coalition of 250 L.A. County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service firefighters were called to the scene, along with six helicopters and three airtankers.
“Approximately 10 acres have burned,” read a statement released by the SCV Sheriff’s Station at approximately 5 p.m. “Deputies are currently working on evacuations of Bouquet Canyon north of Texas Canyon Road and south of Spunky Canyon Road.”
Shortly after the blaze was first reported on Wednesday, Esteban Benitez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, confirmed to The Signal that personnel on the scene were battling a “working fire.”
No injuries were reported as of the publication of this story. At least five L.A. County fire engines and a battalion chief were dispatched to the area to conduct structure protection, meaning that an engine parks next to a home or building and firefighters work to prevent it from catching fire, according to Ruben Munoz, a spokesman for the Fire Department.
“Their efforts right now are focused on getting the fire out,” said Dana Dierkes, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service.
It was unclear as of the publication of this story how many structures were being threatened by the Sierra Fire.
Air units and Fire Department water tenders were seen using Pacific Crest Park, adjacent to Mountainview Elementary School, as a landing zone and water refill station.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.