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UPDATE: Forward Progress Stopped On Brush Fire Near Todd Longshore Park

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Forward progress has been stopped on Canyon Country brush fire near Todd Longshore Park Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was first reported at about 2:35 p.m. Tuesday near the 28100 block of Whites Canyon Road, according to Chris Thomas, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Firefighters dubbed the blaze the Whites Fire, Thomas added.

There are structures threatened in the area, with protections in place, according to Thomas.

Forward progress was stopped at about one acre, according to officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

The fire is being spread by Santa Ana winds, with gusts of up to 70 miles per hour. The Whites Fire is the second brush fire in the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday.

In Newhall, the Towsley Fire reached about 50 acres, in a remote area away from structures.

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

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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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