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A small brush fire in Santa Clarita Tuesday was snuffed out by about 115 firefighters who aggressively attacked the flames amid concern that any blaze that breaks out in dry, hot conditions could easily become a major conflagration, a county fire inspector said.

When firefighters got the call at 12:47 p.m. to deal with the brush fire near Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway, three helicopters as well as hand crews were dispatched, said Inspector Chris Reade of the county fire department.

The blaze was a half-acre in size when they arrived, and was contained at 2:22 p.m. at an acre-and-a-half, Reade said. The cause was under investigation.

He said all brush fires are cause for concern in this kind of weather.

— City News Service 

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