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Brush fire reported near Santa Clarita

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 25, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The Los Angeles County Fire Dept. responded to a report of a brush fire at about 4 p.m. Monday.The fire was reported near the northbound 14 Freeway at Escondido Canyon.

The department said the fire was about an eight-acre large and was moving downhill.

Firefighters had the fire doused and were on scene Monday afternoon looking for hot spots. Water-dropping helicopters assisted in extinguishing the fire.

The right lane of the northbound 14 was closed. At 4:45 p.m., there was an approximate 1-mile freeway traffic backup.