By CBSLA Staff

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CBSLA) — A brush fire sparked by a burning vehicle that scorched about 50 acres in the Angeles National Forest was 35% contained Wednesday, officials said.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles County Fire Department units responded to a vehicle fire in about a half-acre of medium brush in the area of Ridge Road and Mount Baldy Road in the Angeles National Forest around 2:30 p.m.

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The fire quickly spread to brush and had grown to 15 to 20 acres by 4 p.m.

By 4:40 p.m., the fire had grown to 50 acres.

According to the Angeles National Forest, the fire was burning at a medium rate of spread moving uphill.

Mount Baldy Road and the Claremont Wilderness Park were closed as crews battled the flames.

Firefighting helicopters were deployed to aid the fire crews.

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According to LACFD, the fire was 100% in the forest and no are structures threatened.