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Los Angeles County firefighters battled a 10-acre brush fire that broke out in the 20900 block of Via Estrella in Newhall and scorched an apartment building Monday afternoon.

“We’re at 15 acres with zero containment,” LACoFD Dispatcher Art Marrujo said at 6:04 p.m.

At 7:10 p.m., the acreage was revised to 10 acres, with forward progress stopped and the blaze 50 percent contained, according to Supervising Fire Dispatcher Michael Puttman.

The fire threatened the Terrace Apartments off Valle Del Oro Drive in Newhall (pictured).

Puttman said three units in the apartment building had been damaged by fire, and several others by smoke and water.

Puttman added he had reports of three firefighters sustaining minor injuries, but was awaiting confirmation and further details at 7 p.m.

Initially a first-alarm fire, the Railroad Fire was moving uphill and threatening structures and response escalated quickly to second- and third-alarm, as of 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The Railroad Fire was burning between Newhall Avenue and Dockweiler Drive and Sierra Highway and Valle De Oro.

LACoFD air operations were assisting ground units Monday afternoon.

City officials request that residents stay out of the area. Anyone still in the area should evacuate to allow fire crews to battle the blaze.

ROAD CLOSURES

As of 5:15 p.m.: Newhall Avenue is currently closed from Sierra Highway to Railroad Avenue and Dockweiler Drive is closed at Sierra Highway. To re-route, please use Golden Valley Road.

EVACUATION CENTER

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials are working with the American Red Cross to set up an evacuation center at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Santa Clarita.

Photos from Ken Lubas for SCVTV:

 

 

Photos from KCAL-9:

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: KCAL-9.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: Will Davison.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: Will Davison.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: Will Davison.

Railroad Fire, Newhall, July 30, 2018. Photo: Will Davison.

 

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23 Comments

  1. Lola says:

    Watching channel 7 right now. Giving excellent aerial views of fire. Prayers to all! Looks like one home catching fire via roof area.

  2. Mary an Ogoy summers says:

    From the deepest of me. I pray that all firefighter putting out fire will be safe !!!!!! Glory to god!!! Amen

  3. Jennifer Ugaz, wth??? It looks like my old condo complex!

  4. Looks like it’s out now..

  5. Gayle Smith Gayle Smith says:

    Cannot read the article… access denied

  6. Caroline Aschenbrenner

  7. I use to live in the Terrace complex. So sad 😢

  8. Brenda Ann Brenda Ann says:

    Are the roads open in the area yet?

  9. Jonah Walter Jonah Walter says:

    Kris Walter Marilyn Couturier Queener Kary Peters Anna Walter Justin Walter this is about 6 miles from us today.

  10. Josh A. says:

    Is the cause of the fire known yet?

  11. travis levy says:

    glad one ones been hurt but those apartments needed to go anyways . talk about drug central

  12. How can we help our neighbors?

  13. Dan says:

    The brush and trees were way too close to the structures.

  14. Luke says:

    I use to live there when I was a kid. I use to play Nintendo at the girls house and she kissed me a bunch. Think her name was like yoshi or something. my sister busted her face on someones bike. My mom thought i died in that big earthquake lol

  15. Oh my, I use to live there. I hope everybody is okay.

  16. A sad thing GOD bless those that live there

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