- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Traffic is moving again on a Los Angeles County freeway that was shut down after a weekend car crash sparked a smoky fire that ripped through dry brush amid stifling heat.

Evacuation orders have been lifted for about 100 canyon homes briefly threatened by flames near Santa Clarita.

The fire Sunday consumed nearly 1.4 square miles (3.6 square kilometers) of brush and closed State Route 14 before crews stopped the forward progress. It’s more than half contained Monday.

One structure was destroyed, but authorities did not say if it was a home. No injuries are reported.



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