2 fires break out lo­cally

The Signal - - NEWS -

At least 135 acres near Gor­man burned within two hours Fri­day af­ter­noon as fire­fight­ers bat­tled to con­trol it.

Later, shortly af­ter 7:15 p.m., the fire had burned 135 acres and was re­ported to be 75 per­cent con­tained.

The fire re­ported shortly be­fore 3:30 p.m. Fri­day near the north­bound lanes of In­ter­state 5, just south of Gor­man Road, a spokesman with the Los An­ge­les County Fire Depart­ment told The Sig­nal. No one was hurt. At least three wa­ter­dump­ing he­li­copters and one wa­ter-dump­ing fixed wing plane re­sponded to the call, the Fire Depart­ment spokesman said.

Fire­fight­ers also showed off their skill and ex­per­tise when they ex­tin­guished a small brush fire near Cas­taic Lake in ap­prox­i­mately 15 min­utes.

The brush fire broke out on North Lake Hughes Road and North Ridge Route Road at 2:35 p.m. Fire­fight­ers were on scene about one minute later.

No in­juries were re­ported and no struc­tures were threat­ened as a re­sult of the fire.

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