Brush fire in Angeles National Forest is 20% contained, officials say

A line of firefighters walking across a charred ridgetop with smoke rising
Fire crews work on the East fire Thursday in a remote area near East Fork and Glendora Mountain roads.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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A brush fire that ignited this week amid 90-degree heat in the San Gabriel Mountains and prompted response from multiple agencies was 20% contained as of Friday morning.

The fire, which started on Thursday, has burned about 150 acres but no structures were threatened, Dep. Jorge Romero of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. There were no evacuation orders in place, Romero said.

The East fire was first reported Thursday near East Fork and Glendora Mountain roads northeast of Glendora, according to officials with the Angeles National Forest.

A helicopter drops water across a line of flames on a hillside
An L.A. County firefighting helicopter attacks the East fire.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A map of the Angeles National Forest area shows the location of the East fire burning southwest of Mt. Baldy

Several roads were closed on Thursday due to the blaze, including Glendora Mountain Road from the city of Glendora to East Fork Road and Glendora Ridge Road from Mt. Baldy to Glendora Mountain Road.

The blaze was visible from the 210 and 605 freeways, forest officials said.

The temperature near the fire Thursday was 90 degrees with relative humidity of 30% to 35% and winds of 5 to 8 mph with gusts up to 15 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

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