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Structure Fire Knocked Down In La Tuna Canyon

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A “well-involved” structure fire was knocked down in La Tuna Canyon Tuesday evening.

The incident was called in just before 8 p.m. Tuesday on the 8600 block of La Tuna Canyon, according to Margaret Stewart, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

Upon arrival, firefighters reported a well-involved structure fire that is starting to move into the brush, Stewart said.

Firefighters initiated an offensive operation to stop the fire from progressing in the brush while LAFD Air Ops is responding with water-dropping helicopters, according to Stewart.

The L.A. County Fire Department and Verdugo Fire Department are also responding to the blaze, according to the spokesperson.

At 8:25 p.m., Stewart reported the fire had minimal “current brush involvement,” after the assistance of Air Ops helicopters. 

All occupants of the home were reported safely out prior to LAFD arrival, according to fire officials.

By 9 p.m., knockdown was declared with 61 firefighters working from both the ground and the air to extinguish a well-involved 3,000 square-foot hillside home, according to Stewart.

One occupant of the home is being evaluated for any necessary treatment or transport, according to the LAFD.

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

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  1. Megan & Dave

    March 27, 2021 at 11:33 am

    I lived at that house with my boyfriend Dave. The fire was caused by a battery that shorted and it was on the bed…caught the mattress on fire first and then made its way thru our whole home. We were both gone and weren’t able to get ANY of our things. We lost our cats too and they were our kids! We just want them back…By the time Dave saw the house when he got home, it was too late. We are devastated. Please if you don’t mind, can you please put our go fund me link on your article??? We lost litteraly EVERYTHING and we need help starting completely over. 

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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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