Old Fire burns 170 acres in Calabasas

A car fire that spread to brush along the 101 freeway in Calabasas has been contained to 170 acres by Los Angeles County firefighters. Multiple helicopters including two super scoopers assisted in fighting the Old Fire. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers SMOKE - Firefighter Nick Dennison of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority sprays down a hillside with water in Calabasas while fighting the Old Fire on Sun., Aug. 18.

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SMOKE – Firefighter Nick Dennison of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority sprays down a hillside with water in Calabasas while fighting the Old Fire on Sun., Aug. 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Capt. Jakob Slovacek of the  Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority signals to fellow firefighters while fighting the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

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Capt. Jakob Slovacek of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority signals to fellow firefighters while fighting the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers SMOKE - Firefighter Nick Dennison of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority sprays down a hillside with water in Calabasas while fighting the Old Fire on Sun., Aug. 18.

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SMOKE – Firefighter Nick Dennison of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority sprays down a hillside with water in Calabasas while fighting the Old Fire on Sun., Aug. 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WATER DROP - A firefighting helicopter drops water on the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

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WATER DROP – A firefighting helicopter drops water on the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers STRUCTURE PROTECTION - Los Angeles County Firefighter Ernesto Romero, right, sprays water on a hillside from atop Engine 70 as Engineer Joe Segreto adjusts the water pressure while fighting the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

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STRUCTURE PROTECTION – Los Angeles County Firefighter Ernesto Romero, right, sprays water on a hillside from atop Engine 70 as Engineer Joe Segreto adjusts the water pressure while fighting the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers VANTAGE POINT - Los Angeles County Firefighter Ernesto Romero sprays a hillside with water from atop Engine 70 while fighting the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

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VANTAGE POINT – Los Angeles County Firefighter Ernesto Romero sprays a hillside with water from atop Engine 70 while fighting the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WATCHING THE ACTION - Spectators watch firefighters put out a brush fire from Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

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WATCHING THE ACTION – Spectators watch firefighters put out a brush fire from Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HIKING TO THE JOB SITE - Firefighters from Los Angeles County walk along a portion of a hillside that burned in Sunday's brush fire in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
HIKING TO THE JOB SITE – Firefighters from Los Angeles County walk along a portion of a hillside that burned in Sunday’s brush fire in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WATER DROP - A Los Angeles City Fire Department helicopter drops water on the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

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WATER DROP – A Los Angeles City Fire Department helicopter drops water on the Old Fire in Calabasas on Sun., Aug. 18.

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