Santa Clarita wildfire burns 10 acres

SANTA CLARITA - Officials say a wildfire near Interstate 5 in northern Los Angeles County burned about 10 acres, forced the shutdown of a street and left members of a gun club and a horseback riding club stranded before it was surrounded.

Los Angeles County fire Inspector Frederic Stowers says about 125 firefighters and four water-dropping helicopters took on the blaze that began at about 1 p.m. Friday near Calgrove Boulevard on Friday afternoon and moved north, pushed by winds of about 10 to 15 mph. It was contained shortly before 3 p.m.

The Old Road, which runs alongside I-5, was closed while the fire burned.

Stowers says people at Oak Tree Gun Club and Camelot Riding Club in Newhall were forced to shelter in place and could not leave until the fire came under control.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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