Santa Clarita Fire Grows 400+ acres, 20% contained

A brush fire that broke out in Santa Clarita has expanded to cover an area of 421 acres, and authorities reported it is approximately 20% contained as of Wednesday. The fire was first reported around 2 p.m. on Tuesday near Soledad Canyon and Agua Dulce Canyon roads, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The flames spread into the Angeles National Forest, and efforts to combat the fire involved both county fire crews and U.S. Forest Service firefighters.

Initially, on Tuesday evening, the blaze was estimated to be 60 acres with 10% containment. However, the fire grew overnight due to challenging terrain and limited access to the affected area.

As of Wednesday evening, no evacuation orders have been given, but Soledad Canyon Road between Agua Dulce and Crown Valley roads remains closed, as stated by the Angeles National Forest.

Around 330 firefighters are tirelessly working to contain the fire and prevent further spread.

During the initial stages on Tuesday, the Agua Fire posed a threat to a nearby trailer park and led to the closure of Metrolink tracks in the vicinity. Additionally, one truck at an outdoor facility was seen engulfed in flames. Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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