Brush Fire Scorches 11 Acres in Angeles National Forest

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CNS) – A brush fire that scorched about 11 acres in the Angeles National Forest today was 25% contained.

The fire was first reported at about 2:50 p.m. and was burning in a half-acre of brush in the area of Bouquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon roads near the Bouquet Reservoir, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire grew to about two acres, then was reported to be between 10 and 15 acres by about 4 p.m.

The brush fire grew to about two acres, then was reported to be between 10 and 15 acres by about 4 p.m.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were on hand to evacuate structures that were in the path of the fire, but the buildings were reported not to be directly threatened by the flames, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire was mapped at approximately 11 acres and was 25% contained by about 5:05 p.m. Bouquet Canyon Road was closed from Spunky Canyon Road to Plumb Canyon Road for an unknown duration as firefighting efforts continued into the evening.

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