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Reseda Structure Fire Prompts Response From Ground, Air

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A Reseda structure fire prompted a response from the ground and air Saturday afternoon.

The incident was first reported at about 11:55 a.m. Saturday near the 18200 block of Elkwood Street in Reseda, according to Nicholas Prange, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

“A total of 68 firefighters battled by ground and by air for 49 minutes, extinguishing the flames and saving all homes in the area,” Prange said, adding there was minor damage to roofing material on one home. 

The fire appears to have started with a tree and spread to other structures and vegetation with the help of approximately 35 mph winds, according to Prange.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation as of Saturday.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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Skyline Fire Quickly Stopped Near Sierra Highway In Canyon Country

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The Skyline Fire was quickly stopped after breaking out near Sierra Highway in Canyon Country Monday afternoon. 

The brush fire was reported at about 12:51 p.m. near Sierra Highway and Skyline Ranch Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

Units on-scene initially believed the fire was about 2.5 acres, according to the department.  

The fire was later downgraded to 1.5 acres, with forward progress stopped.

No structures were threatened. 

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

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Towsley Fire Breaks Out In Newhall, Forward Progress Stopped

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The Towsley Fire in Newhall broke out near Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon Sunday afternoon, with forward progress stopped.

The incident was reported at about 3:34 p.m. near Calgrove Boulevard and The Old Road, according to Supervisor Melanie Flores with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

Upon arrival, firefighters reported the Towsley Fire reached about a quarter-acre in size. By 4 p.m., the fire grew to an estimated half-acre.

At 4:30 p.m., the L.A. County Fire Department said the fire burned about 1 acre, moving slowly downhill. Shortly after the update, firefighters declared forward progress stopped on the Towsley Fire.

A full first alarm brush assignment is en route to the blaze, with fixed-wing aircraft, according to Fire officials. 

Ed Davis Park is being evacuated, according to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA).

Officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are urging the public to avoid the area to allow acres for emergency vehicles.

No structures were threatened by the fire 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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North Fire In Santa Clarita Reaches 97% Containment

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The North Fire, which burned over 600 acres in Castaic and Valencia, has reached 97% containment as of Saturday morning.

The incident, dubbed the North Fire, was reported at about 1:27 p.m. Wednesday near the 29300 block of The Old Road, according to Henry Narvaez, a public information officer for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered in the area near West Hills Drive and Iron Village Drive, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Evacuations were also in place near Tesoro Del Valle and north of Copper Hill Drive, according to a station spokesperson.

The evacuations were later lifted by 10 p.m. Wednesday.

A third alarm response was requested as the fire quickly reached 50 acres. 

Three hours after breaking out, the North Fire increased to 90 acres, according to the department.

The blaze continued to grow, reaching about 650 acres by 7:50 p.m.

Thursday morning, the fire was downgraded from an earlier estimate to 640 acres due to an accurate infrared mapping flight conducted along the perimeter, according to L.A. County Fire.

After a “productive day on the line,” firefighters increased containment of the fire to 50% by 6 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday, firefighters reached an estimated 75% containment, increasing to 97% by Saturday. 

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged in connection to the North Fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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