- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A brush fire in northern Los Angeles County that scorched some 300 acres is 80 percent contained.

No structures are threatened and no injuries have been reported.

According to county fire officials, about 200 firefighters with help from water-dropping helicopters and planes were sent to fight the blaze in the Lancaster area, where afternoon temperatures hovered around 80 degrees.

Fire Inspector Chris Reade says winds made it more difficult for firefighters to contain the flames. When firefighters arrived on scene they encountered 18 mph winds with gusts of up to 27 mph.

But within a few hours they had stopped its progress and the aircraft were able to leave the scene.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide