Jul 26, 2016

Sand fire cause under investigation

Acton, CA
USA
by
Jim Holt
,
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Jake Koschik of Mendocino sprays down hot spots on a tree off Soledad Canyon Road and Agua Dulce Canyon Road in Acton as multiple fire agencies work on a controlled burn in the area on Tuesday. Photo: Katharine Lotze
Jake Koschik of Mendocino sprays down hot spots on a tree off Soledad Canyon Road and Agua Dulce Canyon Road in Acton as multiple fire agencies work on a controlled burn in the area on Tuesday. Photo: Katharine Lotze

Although the Sand fire is “far from over,” a coalition of investigators has launched a search for the cause of the largest fire in the county so far this year, Fire Department Battalion Chief Marc Peebles said Tuesday.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, there was no indication of the cause of the fire that broke out Friday afternoon on the south side of Highway 14 near Sand Canyon Road, Peebles said