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Firefighters battling blaze in Stevenson Ranch

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jul 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-10 13:07:55-04

The Sage Fire west of Santa Clarita had burned 1,110 acres and was 20 percent contained as of 8:45 a.m. Sunday, firefighters said.

One house's attic caught fire at about 8:25 a.m. Sunday near the brush fire, 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 brush fire.

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 200 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, Medina said.