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200 Los Angeles County firefighters battle 60-acre blaze in Gorman

Gorman fire

A fire burns along the northbound 5 Freeway in Gorman on Tuesday afternoon.

(Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County firefighters are battling a 60-acre blaze along the 5 Freeway in Gorman, authorities said Tuesday.

The fire was reported just north of State Route 138 about 1 p.m.

About 200 firefighters, three helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft were trying to extinguish the flames, which is 80% contained, according to county fire officials.

Hand crew

About 200 firefighters, three helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft were trying to extinguish the flames, which is 80% contained, according to county fire officials.

(Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
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The fire was growing amid hot, dry weather, medium brush and 8 mph winds, Los Angeles County fire Inspector Joe Marron said.

The California Highway Patrol closed the right lane on the northbound 5 because of the fire, authorities said.

Gorman, Calif.

Map locates Gorman, in northwestern Los Angeles County.

(Los Angeles Times)

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