Brush fire breaks out in Angeles National Forest

A bushfire broke out in Angeles National Forest on Wednesday afternoon, prompting road closures and evacuations in parts of northwestern Los Angeles County.

The US Forest Service first reported a fire in the Bouquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon area around 3:15 p.m. Within an hour, officials said, the Sierra fire had grown to 10-15 acres.

Bouquet Canyon Road was temporarily closed between Spunky Canyon and Plume Road, the agency said, adding, “This will affect commuters using this road to commute between the rim of the Santa Clarita Valley and Lancaster/Palmdale.”

“Deputies are currently working on the evacuation of Bouquet Canyon north of Texas Canyon Road and south of Spunky Canyon Road,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if buildings were threatened by the fire, said Angeles National Forest spokeswoman Dana Dierkes.

Footage captured by KABC-TV Channel 7 showed aircrew dripping water and fire suppressant onto the flames.

The fire was the second to ignite in the Angeles National Forest this week. The Sheep Fire ignited in San Bernardino County on Saturday and grew to about 865 acres by Wednesday, when officials said it was 81% contained.

This is an evolving story.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-06-15/sierra-fire-near-bouquet-reservoir-angeles-national-forest Brush fire breaks out in Angeles National Forest

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