145-Acre Brush Fire Near Gorman Knocked Down

LOS ANGELES (CBS)  —  A brush fire that burned 145 acres in the Angeles National Forest near Gorman was knocked down Sunday evening.

Firefighters expect to remain on the scene through the night, officials said.

The fire was knocked down around 7:30 p.m. Saturday and was “mostly contained,” today, said Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatch supervisor Robert Diaz.

The blaze was reported at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the Angeles National Forest and was visible from nearby freeways, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol.

The fire area was reduced from 200 acres to 145, Diaz said.

The fire was partially knocked down during the day with help from helicopter water drops, he said.

Firefighters remained on the scene to clear lines of fuel around the fire to contain it, and mop up any flames that flare, said Diaz. Personnel were expected to be working on the flames until early tomorrow morning, he said.

No structures were threatened and no evacuations were ordered, county fire officials said.

No injuries were reported.



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