A fast-moving brushfire broke out Thursday afternoon in the Saugus area and grew to about 150 acres before firefighters stopped its spread.

The “Texas Fire” was reported at 1:47 p.m. as burning uphill in the 30500 block of Bouquet Canyon Road, near the Texas Canyon Ranger Station, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

About 50 homes were evacuated on Bouquet Canyon Road between Vasquez Canyon Road and Spunky Canyon, according to Shirley Miller of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. That stretch of Bouquet Canyon Road was also closed to traffic.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department called in a second-alarm response, which provided about 200 firefighters total to battle the blaze alongside 115 Angeles National Forest firefighters, the departments said.

By 4 p.m., firefighters boxed in the flames with fire retardant and stopped the blaze’s spread at 150 acres, according to the county fire department, which reported the fire was 10% contained.

All evacuations were lifted shortly after.

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