Smoke visible for miles from brush fire northeast of Glendora

A bushfire ignited in 90-degree heat in the San Gabriel Mountains on Thursday afternoon, prompting response from multiple agencies.

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

Officials initially estimated the fire had burned 5 to 7 acres, according to a tweet from Angeles National Forest at 2:15 p.m

The fire had about 96 acres with 0% containment as of 7:40 p.m., forest officials said.

A helicopter throws water over a line of flames on a hill

An LA County Fire Department helicopter attacks the East Fire.

(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

In some places there were no evacuation orders and no threatened buildings.

“The fire is currently burning toward a wilderness area,” Angeles National Forest said in a statement.

A map of the Angeles National Forest area shows the location of the East Fire, which burns southwest of Mount Baldy

However, several roads were closed due to the fire, including Glendora Mountain Road from the town of Glendora to East Fork Road and Glendora Ridge Road from Mt Baldy to Glendora Mountain Road.

The fire is visible from the 210 and 605 freeways, forest officials said.

The temperature near the fire was 90 degrees with a relative humidity of 30% to 35%, winds from the valley of 5 to 8 miles per hour and gusts up to 15 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

This is an evolving story and will be updated.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-25/brush-fire-northeast-of-glendora-sends-smoke-billowing-above-san-gabriel-valley Smoke visible for miles from brush fire northeast of Glendora

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