Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A brush fire scorched about 50 acres in the far northwestern reaches of Los Angeles County Tuesday, but no structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.

The blaze was 100 percent contained by about 6:45 p.m., according to the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station.

The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. alongside the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway near Gorman Creek, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire was initially reported at about five to 10 acres, but it moved quickly through dry medium brush, pushed by winds of less than 10 mph. Three water-dropping helicopters were helping to fight the blaze, and county crews called for two fixed-wing aircraft to join the effort.

At least one lane of the northbound Golden State Freeway was closed near state Route 138 while crews fought the fire.

–City News Service

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