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Fire crews fully contain brush fire in Acton

June 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 52-acre brush fire that erupted in Acton near the 14 Freeway and Escondido Canyon on Thursday has been fully contained, authorities said.

About 200 firefighters and multiple helicopters responded to the blaze around 11:40 a.m. One crew member suffered an injury, but it was not considered serious.

Climbing up hills, the flames started to spread quickly. The first firefighters on scene declared it a three-alarm fire and began evacuating nearby homes.

The fire destroyed a small outbuilding and a vehicle, according to L.A. County Fire Dep. Chief Mike Metro. AIR7 found another structure destroyed by the flames, though we were unable to confirm if it was a home or an outbuilding.

By 2:30 p.m., L.A. County Fire officials declared full containment. But with winds expected to pick up overnight, fire crews were expected remain at the scene to make sure the flames don't kick up again.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a short circuit from an oil well, fire officials said.

The Angeles National Forest Fire Department assisted and the Los Angeles Fire Department provided one helicopter.

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