Brush Fire Contained After Threatening Homes in Acton
Brush fire threatens homes in Acton (KTLA-TV / June 23, 2011)
The fire erupted just after 11:00 a.m. Thursday in a sparsely populated area and burned about 52 acres.
It destroyed a small outbuilding, and threatened several other structures. A car was also destroyed.
About 200 firefighters battled the blaze on the ground.
One firefighter was injured, but not seriously.
Four water-dropping helicopters were used to fight the fire from the air.
Fire officials say they believe the fire was started by a short circuit from an oil well.