Preparation led to a quick response to two Santa Clarita Valley fires Friday, according to fire officials.
“Our extra patrols, our extra firefighters on engines play a huge role in preparation for us,” said Stephanie English, spokeswoman for the LA County Fire Department. “Prestaging is a huge part of that response because the Santa Ana winds pose a huge challenge for us.”
An incident was reported near the 15th hole of a Sand Canyon golf course near Robinson Ranch Road around 11 a.m. A second incident was reported minutes later near Saugus Speedway, off of Soledad Canyon Road in Saugus.
The Soledad Canyon blaze was right next to where a fire occurred Thursday. The Saugus blaze was declared knocked down by 12:30 p.m. The Sand Canyon incident was considered minor and quickly taken care of, according to fire officials.
No one was injured in the fires, and no structures were threatened.
A small fire near the Saugus Speedway was declared knocked down at 12:30 p.m, according to fire officials.
Traffic lanes on Soledad Canyon Road have been reopened.
A small fire has erupted near where Thrusday’s blaze took place, near Saugus Speedway, at Soledad Canyon Road and Golden Oak Road.
One lane has been closed on Soledad Canyon Road at Gladding, but keep checking back for updates.