Brush fire threatens over a dozen structures in Santa Clarita

SANTA CLARITA -- About 15 acres of brush burned today in Santa Clarita near the Golden State (5) Freeway, threatening at least a dozen structures, a county fire official said.

The fire was reported at 12:48 p.m. on the east side of the 5 near Calgrove Boulevard, said Capt. Sam Padilla of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

"A dozen-plus structures are threatened,'' Padilla said. "No evacuations yet.''

By 2:30 p.m. more than 200 firefighters were at the scene and more were on the way. Six water-dropping helicopters also were being used to fight the blaze, Padilla said.

No injuries were immediately reported. The cause of the fire was unknown.

Two lanes of the northbound 5 were closed in the area so fire equipment could reach the scene.

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