Brush fire burns 400 acres in Angeles National Forest near Agua Dulce

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Brush fire burns 400 acres in Angeles National Forest near Agua Dulce

by Jonah Valdez

A brush fire burned at least 400 acres of grassy hills in the Angeles National Forest above Agua Dulce on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Fire crews arrived to a four to five-acre fire about 3 p.m., burning along open hillsides in the area of Spring Canyon Road and Anthony Road, said John Clearwater, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.

Despite inundating the fire with large numbers of firefighters, two air tankers and a helicopter making drops on the flames, the blaze exploded toward 400 acres by 5 p.m.

“The grass on these hillsides are very dry,” Clearwater said. “With a wind behind it, it doesn’t take much to for a  spark to get a fire going.”

The blaze burned at a moderate speed while firefighters dealt with decent weather conditions of 78-degree weather and gusts at ridge tops, he said.

No structures appear to be threatened by the fire, Clearwater said.

All credit goes to Jonah Valdez
Originally published on https://www.dailynews.com

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