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Small Brush Fire Tears Through 2 Acres in Newhall Pass

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Firefighters worked for nearly half an hour midday Saturday to put out a small brush fire that was sparked in the Newhall Pass.

Firefighters from the city and county were dispatched at 12:35 p.m. to the northbound side of the Golden State (5) Freeway, near the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, reports City News Service.

Helicopters were sent to the site of the blaze, which traveled up a hillside. It was reported as extinguished at 1:10 p.m.

Fortunately no structures were threatened and no injuries were reported. However, nearby, the California Highway Patrol reported a crash at the same time that involved a horse trailer carrying animals; traffic in the pass was closed for about 45 minutes north of the Foothill (210) Freeway merge causing backups and delays in and around the area.