A 20-acre fire in Del Puerto Canyon was put out Thursday afternoon (October 3) before it could reach nearby structures.

20-acre Fire in Del Puerto Canyon

Firefighters work a hill during a fire on October 3. Note orange flame retardant, foreground left.

20-acre Fire in Del Puerto Canyon

CalFire crews gear up at a fire in Del Puerto Canyon on October 3. The blaze briefly threatened several structures, but was brought quickly under control by CalFire and West Stan crews.

While original reports indicated structures were burning, the fire actually occurred behind a house and adjacent to some outbuildings.

20-acre Fire in Del Puerto Canyon

A CalFire helicopter hovers over a small fire in Del Puerto Canyon on October 3.

West Stan Stations 1, 3 and 5, as well as Patterson Engine 1, along with 10 CalFire engines, two bulldozers, two tankers and a helicopter responded to the blaze, which occurred shortly before 2 p.m., Chief Jon Schali said at the scene.

20-acre fire in Del Puerto Canyon

CalFire trucks are seen behind a house and outbuildings during a 20-acre fire in Del Puerto Canyon on October 3. Note orange fire retardant, upper left, and on satellite dish. The fire was contained before it could reach a house and several outbuildings.

20-acre Fire in Del Puerto Canyon

A CalFire truck at the scene of a fire in Del Puerto Canyon on October 3.

Due to the report that structures were involved, extra resources were called in – which allowed the blaze to be brought under control and put out swiftly.  “Another quick one, luckily enough,” Fire Chief Jon Schali said at the scene.

20-acre Fire in Del Puerto Canyon

Firefighters work on the side of a hill during a fire in Del Puerto Canyon on October 3.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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