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Brush fire near Pyramid Lake is contained

A brush fire near Pyramid Lake was contained Thursday before resources from the much larger Colby fire burning above Glendora had to be used, authorities said.

The Pyramid Lake fire, reported at about 11:06 a.m., was burning near the intersection of the northbound 5 Freeway and Highway 138, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Tony Akins said.

After callers reported smoke in the area, crews soon discovered a trailer that was well-involved in fire that had spread to neighboring brush, but that had only burned less than a half-acre, officials said.

PHOTOS: Colby fire rages near Glendora

Aircraft were not immediately available to help douse the blaze, but firefighters on the ground were able to contain the blaze before air support was needed, officials said.

“We’re looking really good on that,” said county fire Capt. Sam Padilla.

There were more than a dozen aircraft at one point fighting the Colby fire, which burned more than 1,700 acres in a matter of hours Thursday morning.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Rapidly growing Colby fire

With relative humidity expected to remain in the single digits through Friday and temperatures forecast to hover in the 80s and 90s, “it’s not going to get any better” for Southern California firefighters in the near future, said Scott Sukup of the National Weather Service. 

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