AGUA DULCE ( – A fire that engulfed a house, barn and a small amount of adjacent brush early Monday morning in the rural northeast Los Angeles County community of Agua Dulce is under investigation.

The fire was reported at 3 a.m. at 12620 Sierra Highway, said Capt. Ron Haralson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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County fire officials investigated the blaze and deemed it suspicious, handing the investigation off to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s officials are on scene doing a preliminary investigation, said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the sheriff’s department.

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It burned through about three acres of brush, LACFD reported, before forward progress of the fire was stopped before 5:50 a.m.

There were no injuries.

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