Fast-Moving Brush Fire Breaks Out in Agua Dulce

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Fast-Moving Brush Fire Breaks Out in Agua Dulce

by Contributing Editor
Firefighting crew

Firefighting crew

A U.S. Forest Service firefighting crew in Southern California. Courtesy of the service

A fast-moving brush fire scorched more than 600 acres in a sparsely populated area near Agua Dulce and was 0% contained Thursday morning.

Firefighters closely monitored the direction of the wind, which was pushing flames away from homes in Agua Dulce, but if it turned south, the situation could worsen, John Clearwater of the U.S. Forest Service told the Daily News.

The fire was reported at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday in the 11100 block of West Mint Canyon Road, near Sierra Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which was assisting Angeles National Forest fire crews with the blaze.

By 8:45 p.m., the fire, dubbed the Rowher Fire, had burned more than 600 acres amid 6-12 mph winds in the valleys and 15-25 mph winds in the ridgetops, according to county fire Supervisor Michael Pittman and the National Weather Service.

No homes were threatened by the fire. Air tankers dropped water and fire retardant on and around the blaze on Wednesday in an attempt to contain the flames. It was unclear if water drops were taking place overnight.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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