GORMAN (CBSLA) – A brusher in Gorman has burned at least 340 acres so far near the Hungry Valley State Recreation Area, which was evacuated.
The brusher, which was reported around 3:30 p.m., is located in the 36000 block of Quail Lake Road, just north of the first fire and near the Hungry Valley State Recreation Area.READ MORE: Dodgers Broadcaster Joe Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19
No structures were threatened. LA County Fire said in a tweet that so-called HungryFire is now 30% contained and that forward progress has been stopped.
Air resources were diverted from an earlier, nearby brusher that started from a vehicle fire on the 5 Freeway.
Witnesses told the California Highway Patrol that a white GMC pickup truck was on the right shoulder at 2:41 p.m. and reported a minute later that it was fully engulfed in flames. The truck’s occupants were able to exit the vehicle.READ MORE: Brush Fire Blackens Nine Acres In Chatsworth
The CHP issued a Sigalert at 3:03 p.m. shutting down lanes 3 and 4 of the northbound 5 Freeway at Vista Del Lago.
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