Santa Clarita, Calif. (FOX 11/CNS) - Two firefighters were slightly injured battling the Sage Fire west of Santa Clarita, which by midafternoon Sunday had damaged one building, burned about 1,110 acres and was 20 percent contained.
The attic of a house attic caught fire at about 8:25 a.m. near the brushfire, but its cause was under investigation.
That fire was in the Sagecrest neighborhood, in the 25000 block of Dogwood Court, and it was not immediately linked to the nearby brushfire.
The fire was burning west of Santa Clarita and south of Stevenson Ranch, in rugged mountains west of the Calgrove Boulevard interchange on the Golden State (5) Freeway. It was first noticed at about 12:05 p.m. Saturday, and its cause has yet to be publicly identified.
One inmate firefighter suffered a minor injury, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Gustavo Medina. Another firefighter was being treated for a heat-related injury.
Residents were evacuated from 700 homes Saturday, but were allowed to go home at 9:30 p.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Gustavo Medina.
More than 700 firefighters were on the scene, including some from the city of Los Angeles, U.S. Forest Service and Orange County Fire Authority. Ten aircraft dropped water and fire retardant, according to the county fire department.
As of 2 p.m. Sunday, firefighters had reduced the number of aircraft fighting the fire to one water-dropping helicopter from Cal Fire and one fixed winged aircraft, according to the county fire department.
Road closure continued in Pico Canyon at Stevenson Ranch Parkway, Southern Oaks and the Old Road, according to the county fire department. Access to these areas was restricted to residents only.
Due to gusty winds coming from the north and low humidity, the National Weather Service has called for Red Flag warnings from the mountains and foothills in Los Angeles County from 3 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, according to the county fire department.
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