Crews battle Calabasas Old Fire

Los Angeles County and L.A. city fire crews battled a large brush fire Saturday that threatened an estimated 3,000 homes and structures in theMulholland Highway vicinity of Calabasas.

What firefighters dubbed the Old Fire began at approximately 4 p.m. June 4 when a vehicle reportedly struck a power pole on Mulholland. Sparks ignited flames, which quickly spread, putting into danger Calabasas High School, Viewpoint School, Headwaters Corner and the city-owned Klubhouse Preschool. Homes in the Highlands, Eddingham and Adamsville neighborhoods were ordered to be evacuated. Continue reading here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire burns behind homes along Old Topanga Canyon Road on June 4 in Calabasas.

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The Old Fire burns behind homes along Old Topanga Canyon Road on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Los Angeles County Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Plank uses his radio to communicate the situation at Headwaters Corner while fighting the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

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Los Angeles County Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Plank uses his radio to communicate the situation at Headwaters Corner while fighting the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Power lines explode at the intersection of Old Topanga Canyon Road and Mulholland Highway as firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department fight the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

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Power lines explode at the intersection of Old Topanga Canyon Road and Mulholland Highway as firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department fight the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Joe Adlhoch, a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, fights the Old Fire at Headwaters Corner on June 4 in Calabasas.

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Joe Adlhoch, a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, fights the Old Fire at Headwaters Corner on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Phillip Rivers, an engineer with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, surveys the area around The Masson Residence at Headwaters Corner while fighting the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

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Phillip Rivers, an engineer with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, surveys the area around The Masson Residence at Headwaters Corner while fighting the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Smoke from the Old Fire billows around Wild Walnut Park on June 4 in Calabasas.

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Smoke from the Old Fire billows around Wild Walnut Park on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A foot bridge at Headwaters Corner smolders from the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

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A foot bridge at Headwaters Corner smolders from the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Joe Adlhoch, a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, sprays water on an office building at Headwaters Corner while fighting the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

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Joe Adlhoch, a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, sprays water on an office building at Headwaters Corner while fighting the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Los Angeles County firefighters work to save an office building at Headwaters Corner that became engulfed in flames from the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

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Los Angeles County firefighters work to save an office building at Headwaters Corner that became engulfed in flames from the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A copter from the Los Angeles Fire Department flies over the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

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A copter from the Los Angeles Fire Department flies over the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Tim Van Dusen, a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department, surveys the area along Adamsville Avenue while fighting the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

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Tim Van Dusen, a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department, surveys the area along Adamsville Avenue while fighting the Old Fire on June 4 in Calabasas.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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The Old Fire in Calabasas on June 4, 2016.

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