Brush fire breaks out in Santa Clarita, firefighter taken to hospital

Firefighters on Monday continued their efforts battling a brush fire in Santa Clarita. The so-called ‘Plenty Fire’ broke out after 4 p.m. Friday near Copper Hill Dr. and Haskell Canyon Rd.

By Saturday morning, the officials with the Angeles National Forest reported that the forward progress of the fire had been stopped at around 77 acres, and was 80% contained.

According to reports, the fire may have been sparked by a burning vehicle.

Several air tankers and water engines responded to the scene. No homes or structures were damaged.

One firefighter was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital due to a heat-related illness. Three firefighters had minor injuries due to the heat. 

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