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Firefighters responding to brush fire near Bouquet Canyon

Los Angeles County, California – It is believed that fifty acres of grass have been burned by a fire that was started by an overturned vehicle in Bouquet Canyon in the Angeles National Forest. The fire is now 50% contained.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the United States Forest Service, the initial report of a fire near the Bouquet Reservoir, north of Santa Clarita, was made at 2 in the afternoon.

The vehicle caught fire in an off-road location, and the fire quickly spread to the nearby brush.

An airtanker was deployed in the fire zone, and firefighters were also using water tenders and wildland fire engines in their attempt to put out the fire.

The fire was reportedly spreading at a “moderate rate of speed” and was burning uphill from the Martindale Truck Trail area.

The California Highway Patrol has issued a SigAlert, which has resulted in the closure of Bouquet Canyon Road.

Information on the apparent crash was not released.

There were no reported injuries, and the fire did not impose danger on structures.

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