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‘Major Emergency’ Fire At Vacant Sun Valley Supermarket Knocked Down

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A “major emergency” structure fire at a vacant Sun Valley supermarket was knocked down Thursday morning, with arson investigators determining the cause of the blaze. 

Just after 3 a.m. Thursday, a fire was reported at a shopping center on the 8000 block of Vineland Avenue, according to Margaret Stewart, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). 

Upon arrival, firefighters reported a one-story, vacant commercial structure with heavy fire showing, Stewart said.

The fire was upgraded to “major emergency” status at about 4 a.m. with over 100 firefighters assigned at the time, according to the spokesperson. 

“Crews deployed master streams and are making progress with no injuries reported,” Stewart said.”Per protocol for an incident of this size, LAFD Arson Section is responding for the investigation.”

Firefighters extinguished the structure fire in one hour and 35 minutes with no injuries reported. 

This will remain an active scene for the duration of the morning and the public is recommended to avoid the area if possible, according to Stewart.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Two Fires Break Out In Newhall Along Sierra Highway

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Two brush fires were reported in Newhall along Sierra Highway Thursday afternoon.

The first blaze, dubbed the Oil Fire, was called in just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday,  near Sierra Highway and Placerita Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

As of 1 p.m., the Oil Fire has reached an estimated one acre in size, according to a department spokesperson. 

About 10 minutes after the first fire, a second blaze was reported just down Sierra Highway near Needham Ranch Road.

The second blaze, called the Needham Fire, reached five acres at about 1:20 p.m., with firefighters “making good progress” on containing the incident.

No structures are currently threatened and no injuries have been reported.

Note: This is a developing news story, check back for updates.

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Soledad Fire Breaks Out North Of Canyon Country

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The Soledad Fire broke out north of Canyon Country Wednesday afternoon after an RV fire spread to the surrounding brush.

The incident, first dubbed the Rock Fire, was reported just before 4 p.m. on the 10600 block of Soledad Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest, according to Charisma Murillo, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

“It is one acre in heavy brush,” Murillo said.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers received a report of an RV that was fully engulfed in flames, according to CHP logs. 

Southbound lanes on Soledad Canyon Road are closed for an unknown duration, according to the CHP.

Forward progress was stopped, with the fire held to 1.5 acres, according to Fire officials.

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.

Note: This is a breaking news story, more information will be added as it becomes available. 

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Multiple Fires Reported In Santa Clarita Valley, Arson Suspected

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Multiple fires were reported in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday evening, with at least one arson suspect detained in connection to the incident.

The first fire was reported at about 4:30 p.m. near The Old Road and Rye Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

Upon arrival, firefighters reported a quarter-acre brush fire in the wash and quickly stopped the blaze, according to department officials.

Just after 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters responded to a second fire near Newhall Ranch Road and Bouquet Canyon Road, according to Supervisor Sims, with L.A. County Fire.

About 20 minutes later, a third blaze, dubbed the Valencia Fire, was reported just down the road near Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard, Sims said.

Both of the fires in the riverbed were initially estimated to be about a half-acre in size combined, according to Sims.

By 7:30 p.m., a second alarm response was requested to the brush fire near Bouquet Canyon Road, growing to about 3 acres, according to Fire officials.

Deputies were searching for a possible arson suspect in the wash near the third fire, with a containment set up in the area.

One suspect was detained in connection to the blaze, according to officials with the City of Santa Clarita.

“Big thank you to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station for their work tonight on the #ValenciaFire,” City officials said on social media. “Several small fires were started in the wash spreading from Valencia Blvd. and Bouquet Canyon all the way west past Bridgeport Park through the Santa Clara riverbed. Sheriff’s have one suspect detained.”

No injuries have been reported and no structures were threatened.

Note: This is a breaking news story, more information will be added as it becomes available. 

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