NEAR VALYERMO (CBSLA) — Fire crews Monday were battling a brush fire in the area of Big Pines Highway and Big Rock Creek Road in the Angeles National Forest.
Both the Angeles National Forest and the Los Angeles County fire departments responded to the roughly 20-acre blaze in the forest near Valyermo shortly after 4:15 p.m.
According to Angeles National Forest officials the fire was said to be burning in an area of medium-to-heavy fuels and was backed by gusty winds of 20 to 30 mph, causing the fire to quickly grow to more than 50 acres.
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Just before 7 p.m., officials said strong air attacks appeared to be holding the fire at approximately 60 acres and that some structures, including a fire training camp, were threatened by the flames.
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The cause of the fire was still under investigation.