27-Acre Brush Fire In La Verne 90 Percent Contained
LA VERNE (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters have nearly contained a two-alarm brush fire in the city of La Verne that destroyed at least one structure and prompted evacuations in the area.
As of 8 p.m. Friday, the fire near Broken Spur Lane and Rough Rider Road, remained at 90 percent containment. Authorities initially said the blaze, which erupted about 1 p.m., had charred 40 acres but later downgraded that number to 27 acres.
Shortly after it broke out, evacuations were ordered for the LeRoy Haynes Center Programs for the Development of Children at 233 Baseline Rd., authorities said.
Other areas north of the 210 Freeway in San Dimas were also evacuated, including: Roughrider Road, Saddle Horn Lane, Quail Valley Road, Williams Avenue, Summit Road, and Glen Ivy Street,
Authorities said the fire burned uphill in medium brush near some homes and destroyed at least one structure, possibly an outhouse, on Briney Point Street, according to aerial footage.
Inspector Keith Mora of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said no injuries were reported.
The fire’s origin appeared to be suspicious in nature, according to fire officials, who would not elaborate further.
(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)