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.READ MORE: CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower Boulevard
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.
|Update| #AntonioFire – The fire has grown to 45-50 acres and remains 0% contained. The spread of the fire has slowed down due to effective aircraft. Difficult and inaccessible terrain making it difficult for crews to get hose lay and containment. Photo: @LACoFireAirOps pic.twitter.com/Ioi6G6uDh2
— Angeles National Forest (@Angeles_NF) August 4, 2021READ MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot
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.
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According to LACFD, the fire was 100% in the forest and no are structures threatened.