Fires Hit Santa Clarita
One blaze started by malfunctioning chainsaw, other
UPDATE: 4:15 pm - A small brush fire was called in at around 3:00 p.m. The 1/2 fire burned nearDockweiler Rd. across from San Fernando Rd. The fire was put out without incident.
In other fire news today...
Los Angeles County Fire Department crews have already defeated a 4 acre fire in Canyon Country.
The blaze was located at Sultus Avenue and Brooken Avenue off of Sand Canyon Road.
The fire was called the Sutlus incident.
The fire Department has now reported knockdown on this fire. (official time is listed at 1:00pm.)
Update: KHTS has now received confirmation from LA County Fire that the blaze was started by a malfunctioning chainsaw which caught fire when it was in use by landscapers.
No homes were damaged. Structure protection techniques were implemented for 4 homes, although they were ranch style homes with 200 ft of defensible space around them, which was optimal for fire crews.
3 helicopters helped out on scene; 2 from Los Angeles County Fire and 1 from LA City Fire.
Sultus Avenue is still closed to through traffic. KHTS has been told that residents who leave the street will not be allowed in until the street is re-opened to the public.
For more updates, check this story again in a few minutes.
AGUA DULCE SIGALERT: Another fire broke out off of the northbound 14 freeway at Escondito Canyon Rd. just after 12:00 this afternoon. The flames were put out, however traffic on the 14 northbound was heavily impacted and a SigAlert was issued after multiple lanes were closed.
Traffic is now flowing smoothly along the 14 freeway.