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Firefighters extinguished a brush fire Sunday near San Francisquito Canyon Road and Lowridge Place (map) in Santa Clarita.

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A helicopter dropped water over the site of a brush fire in Santa Clarita on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. (Credit: First In)

The fire consumed 15 acres and caused traffic problems, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig Alert for the northbound direction of San Fransquito Canyon Road at Copperhill Drive for about an hour as the fire burned.

Some 200 firefighters extinguished the blaze, officials said. No injuries or structural damage were reported.

A red flag warning was in effect until 10 a.m. Monday for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning was prompted by strong Santa Ana winds and low humidity.

“That’s one of the reasons we have additional staffing on throughout Los Angeles County,” said Inspector Tony Akines of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “The heat is not as much of a factor as the dryness and the wind conditions, which absolutely contributed to the [fire] spread today.”