(UPDATED AT 7:15 p.m.; 8:09 p.m.)
Structures are threatened as the Bee Fire tears through an 80-acre area of San Francisquito Canyon Road, north of Santa Clarita, according to fire officials.
“There are no evacuations at this point,” said Stephanie English, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department English said. “They’re battling it very aggressively with a second alarm response.”
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Twitter account posted the following update on the Bee Fire at 7:25 p.m.: “Good progress on the fire. Residents reporting smoke around area cleared noticeably.”
The Forest Service is handling the primary command of the incident and the county’s Fire Department is assisting with equipment, according to officials at the headquarters for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The fire was first reported at 5:17 p.m. and at 6:55 p.m. it was about 76 degrees in the area with 6 mph winds, according to Ryan Carey of the U.S. Forest Service.
The fire broke out at San Francisquito Canyon Road, near Bee Canyon Road, which is how it got its name, Carey said.
The fire is currently being fought with 100 personnel from Los Angeles County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service.
The fire may have originated near 35702 San Francisquito Road, near Powerhouse No. 2.
San Francisquito Road has been shut down from Santa Clarita to the Antelope Valley.
Incident command is reporting the fire has burned 60 acres and has a moderate spread. No evacuations have been ordered.
Updates will be posted as they are received.
Photos courtesy of Shane Spence
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Source: Santa Clarita News