ALTADENA (CBSLA) – Firefighters were making good progress Monday on a 10 ½-acre brush fire which broke out in the Angeles National Forest in the Altadena foothills Sunday.
The Lowe Fire was reported at around 3:30 p.m. near the Mt. Lowe Truck Trail, just east of the Millard Campground, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: Man In His Mid 30s Fatally Shot In Carson
Multiple agencies responded, including the L.A. County Fire Department, Pasadena Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service and Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, made up of volunteer sheriff’s deputies.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Pedestrians Killed
Ground crews had help from the air with choppers and fixed-wing aircraft, including two Super Scoopers, planes with the ability to hold up to 1,800 gallons of water.
The following areas were evacuated and are expected to remain closed through at least Wednesday: Millard Campground, Mt. Lowe Truck Trail, Chaney Trail, Sunset Ridge Trail and sections of the Altadena Crest Trail.MORE NEWS: Due To Wind Concerns, Disneyland Vaccine Site To Be Closed Sunday
It’s unclear what sparked the fire. There were no injuries.