Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Firefighters Battling Brush Fire in Santa Clarita*

brush fire in santa clarita august 8th 2010
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

A brush fire that has already grown to at least 10 acres is burning in Santa Clarita, according to "The blaze was burning on Copper Hill and Haskell Canyon," say officials, and some structures are reportedly threatened. Crews are currently on scene "creating a perimeter for structure protection." No information has been made available as of yet regarding evacuations, if necessary, or the cause of the fire.

*UPDATE 4:30 PM: The fire has grown to 25 acres, and evacuations have been ordered as the blaze threatens homes in the Brookview Terrace area [cbs2].
8:05 PM: A 14-year-old boy has been charged with arson. He said he accidentally set the fire while smoking pot. More info here.