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Using ground crews and water-dropping helicopters Los Angeles County firefighters now have a brushfire that has been burning near a large apartment complex and other homes in Valencia about 50 percent contained.

The fire was burning in heavy brush in the Santa Clarita River bed near Magic Mountain, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which had not issued any evacuation orders as of 4:55 p.m.

The blaze was reported in the vicinity of 24919 Magic Mountain Parkway at 3:45 p.m., and had blackened about three acres as of 5:45 p.m., according to county fire Dispatch Supervisor Art Marrujo.

“Firefighters now have the blaze about 50 percent contained,” Marrujo said.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department sent two water-dropping helicopters to fight the fire and the Los Angeles Fire Department also dispatched a water-dropping helicopter crew.

City News Service

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