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Firefighters Extinguish Blaze That Blackened 1,000 Acres

October 10, 1994

About 90 firefighters remained in Agua Dulce on Sunday to snuff out the embers of a brush fire that scorched more than 1,000 acres and threatened a mobile home park and other structures in the small community between the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys, authorities said.

A downed power line is suspected of sparking the blaze, which broke out about 10 a.m. Saturday near Agua Dulce Canyon Road south of the Antelope Valley Freeway, authorities said. It quickly spread west toward Santa Clarita, pushed by 20-m.p.h. Santa Ana winds, fire officials said.

Weather forecasters predicted more Santa Ana conditions today combined to near-record high temperatures, said Kris Farnsworth, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., a weather service used by The Times.

Temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s Downtown and in inland valleys today, with accompanying low humidity of about 13% compared with the region's usual 50%, Farnsworth said. But relief is expected Tuesday with temperatures dropping by about seven degrees and onshore winds bringing in ocean moisture, he said.

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