Soledad Fire: 14 Freeway Reopens Through Santa Clarita Valley Following 30-Acre Brush Fire

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A Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations aircraft flies over the Soledad Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley area on Oct. 30, 2019. (Credit: LACoFireAirOps/ Twitter)

A Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations aircraft flies over the Soledad Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley area on Oct. 30, 2019. (Credit: LACoFireAirOps/ Twitter)

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A 30-acre brush fire broke out in the Santa Clarita Valley area near the northbound 14 Freeway Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Firefighters had stopped the flames from spreading by 4:20 p.m., less than half an hour after the blaze was reported near the Soledad Canyon Road exit, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The blaze, dubbed the Soledad Fire, scorched dry brush in the same area where the fast-moving Tick Fire burned more than 4,600 acres and damaged or destroyed dozens of structures.

The freeway fully reopened around 8:15 p.m. after two northbound lanes had been shut down south of Soledad Canyon Road, Caltrans said.

Authorities had warned motorists of heavy traffic expected in the area as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed traffic slightly backed up in the area as firefighters worked around a patch of dry brush that appeared charred by fire.

No further details were immediately available.

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