Firefighters save homes from fast-moving brush fire in Newhall

NEWHALL, SANTA CLARITA -- Firefighters saved homes from a fast-moving brush fire in Newhall Wednesday afternoon amid sweltering conditions across the Southland.

The blaze ignited around 2 p.m. near Newhall Avenue and Carl Court, where three to five homes were threatened, sheriff's officials said.

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Authorities issued mandatory evacuations for Kirsch Court and Matthew Place off Deputy Jake Drive.

Firefighters made quick work of the fire, stopping the forward progress of the blaze at just 3 acres before any structures were damaged by flames, according to a sheriff's department tweet posted shortly after 2:30 p.m.

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Firefighters saved homes from a fast-moving brush fire in Newhall Wednesday afternoon amid sweltering conditions across the Southland. (Raw video)