Brush fires blaze on both sides of the Antelope Valley

AGUA DULCE, Calif. - Two brush fires broke out today on both sides of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Agua Dulce, prompting the evacuation of a nearby fire camp, a county fire official said.

The fires were reported just before 3 p.m. One, called the ``Crown Fire,'' burned north of Sierra Highway at Anthony Road.

The other was south of the 14 near Soledad Canyon Road, said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Sam Padilla.

"The fire on the east side of the 14 is threatening fire camp 11,'' Padilla said. ``They're evacuating now.''

That blaze, being called the "Camp Fire,'' had grown to about 30 acres.

The Crown Fire, burning near Sierra Highway, had scorched 10 to 15 acres, Padilla said.

No major structures were immediately threatened and no injuries were reported.

Earlier today, firefighters doused another brush fire in the Lancaster area.

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