NEAR LANCASTER (CBSLA) – A wildfire erupted in the Fairmont area of the Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County Thursday morning.
May 20, 2021. (CBSLA)
The Wee Vill Fire broke out sometime before 10 a.m. near Highway 138 and 210th Street, west of Lancaster.
It quickly grew to 250 acres.
Los Angeles County Fire Department crews responded with ground and air crews. There were 250 firefighters, 3 fixed wing aircraft and several water-dropping choppers battling the blaze.
There was no word on a possible cause or whether any structures were threatened.
The Antelope Valley is contending with gusty winds all this week, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts could reach up to 60 miles per hour.
The eastbound lanes of Highway 138 were closed at Gorman Post Road.