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A vehicle went over the side of San Francisquito Canyon Road on Monday at about 10:35 a.m. just south of the historic St. Francis Dam site and north of LADWP Powerhouse 2, roughly 7 miles north of Copper Hill Drive in Saugus.
The vehicle burst into flames and sparked a brush fire. At 11:10 a.m. it looked like fire fighters would be able to hold the blaze to a little over 2 acres. As of 11:15 a.m., San Francisquito was closed in both directions from Stator Lane to Camp 14. Knockdown of the fire was called at 11:18 a.m.
The fire was reported near Powerhouse 2, which was not far from a fire that started last year and torched 47.3 square miles of wild lands, destroying dozens of homes.
“That was a concern and that’s why they got on it very quickly,” said Supervisor Cheryl Sims of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Winds moving about 15 mph southeast may keep smoke blowing in the area for residents temporarily.
Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters are on scene to assist a 2-acre fire that was reported at Powerhouse and San Francisquito Canyon Road.
All aerial units were made available and U.S Forest Service officials worked closely with Angeles National Forest to get the incident under control quickly.
Fire officials are assisting U.S. Forest Service officials because the fire is in their area. County fire reported being dispatched at 10:39 a.m.
The location of the fire is in the Angeles National Forest.
Here is what the place used to look like: http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/lw2574.htm.