Crews gain control over outbuilding fire in Sylmar that threatened horses, other structures

SYLMAR, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Crews quickly gained control of a fire that consumed a large structure in Sylmar Friday morning and, at one point, threatened several other structures and horses in the immediate area.

Crews responded to the outbuilding on the 13000 block of N. Fellows Avenue around 10:45 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Sustained winds amid a red flag warning throughout the region created a challenge for firefighters but the flames were extinguished within an hour.

About a dozen horses at an adjacent property had been under consideration to be evacuated, but crews were able to protect the animals.

The LAFD said there were "reports of a patient" but firefighters did not find anybody at the scene that required medical attention.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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