Jul 10, 2016

Sage Fire: 750 homes evacuated, more than 800 acres burned near Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita, CA
USA
by
Brian Day and Dana Bartholomew
,
Los Angeles Daily News
The Sage Fire burns Saturday, July 9, 2016, near a home on Morning Mist Drive in Santa Clarita. Photo: Rick McClure / Special to the Los Angeles Daily News
The Sage Fire burns Saturday, July 9, 2016, near a home on Morning Mist Drive in Santa Clarita. Photo: Rick McClure / Special to the Los Angeles Daily News

A brush fire ignited just west of Santa Clarita on Saturday afternoon, growing to more than 800 acres in size and prompting neighborhood evacuations in the path of the spreading flames, officials said.

The wildfire was 15 percent contained Saturday evening, authorities said, adding that one firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

Dubbed the Sage fire, it was first reported about 12:05 p.m. at The Old Road and Calgrove Boulevard, near the 5 Freeway, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Cheryl Sims