Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Brush fire at the site of the Porter Ranch gas leak is 85% contained

Brush fire at the site of the Porter Ranch gas leak is 85% contained

A brush fire that ignited Tuesday night at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility above Porter Ranch was 85% contained as of early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Fire officials said they expect the fire, which grew to 23 acres overnight, to be fully contained by 8 a.m. About 100 firefighters were on scene.

The fire was reported just after 9:15 p.m. in the 12800 block of Tampa Avenue, according to Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived, the fire was about three acres. By 9:45 p.m., the blaze had grown to more than 15 acres and was burning downhill, pushed by winds of 20 to 38 mph,...

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