SANTA CLARITA (CNS) - A brush fire that broke out in the Santa Clarita area amid fierce Santa Ana wind conditions has blackened 185 acres and was 80% contained today.
The fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in light-to-medium brush near the 24000 block of The Old Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Winds of 20-25 mph were reported in the area when the fire started with much stronger gusts recorded in the area later Tuesday.
Crews hiked with the hose line about a mile from the road to reach the area where the fire started, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Sean Ferguson said.
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