Firefighters make progress in containing 300-acre Ridge fire, which burned one home in Gorman
Firefighters have contained 40% of the Ridge fire, which rapidly grew to 310 acres and engulfed one home Monday afternoon.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department received the call about 3:45 p.m. for a 2-acre brush fire in a remote area of Gorman with heavy fuels, said Leslie Lua, a spokesperson for the agency.
By about 5 p.m., the Ridge fire had grown to 200 acres. By 6:40 p.m., more than 300 firefighters were able to stop the fire’s forward progress at just more than 300 acres.
Using aircraft provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and assistance form the Los Angeles Fire Department, firefighters were able to prevent injuries or damage to additional homes, the L.A. County Fire Department said in a tweet.
Firefighters will work through the night to to continue containing the fire.
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