Firefighters knocked down a 230-acre brush fire that burned in the Castaic Canyons area near Santa Clarita, a fire inspector said Saturday.
The Martindale Fire broke out at 3 p.m. Monday in the 34700 block of Bouquet Canyon Road, about two miles southwest of the Bouquet Reservoir, and was knocked down at 11:30 p.m. that day, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Henry Narvaez told City News Service.
Narvaez said the U.S. Forest Service was the lead agency in battling the fire. A spokesperson from the agency could not be reached for immediate comment.
More than 12 aircraft were dispatched to battle the blaze, including five airtankers, two Super Scoopers and three helicopters.
Firefighters were able to make good progress on the fire since many personnel were close by, fighting the much larger Bobcat Fire about 20 miles away.
Firefighters reported that the fire was burning in medium brush amid gusty winds Monday, during the last hours of a red flag warning for extreme fire danger due to low humidity and Santa Ana winds. The Angeles National Forest declared a second alarm, with air tankers and additional resources summoned.
Evacuation orders were issued Monday for about 10-12 homes on Bouquet Canyon Road from the Bouquet Reservoir Dam, south to mile marker 11.5, and evacuation warnings were issued for residents on Bouquet Canyon Road from mile marker 11.5 to Texas Canyon Ranger Station at 30800 Bouquet Canyon Road.
No damage was reported.