Two days of firefighting in steep terrain of Angeles National Forest has resulted in containment of a wildfire that covered 133 acres. The blaze near Lake Hughes in northern Los Angeles County broke out Saturday, and was fully contained this morning. But about 245 firefighters remain on the scene to put out hotspots.
No buildings were damaged in the brush blaze about 50 miles north of Los Angeles. A radio tower was in danger from the fire at one time. Los Angeles County Fire Captain Brian Jordan says one firefighter suffered a minor hand injury. He also said there was concern that winds in sunny, warm weather later today could cause flare-ups.
More than 500 firefighters were involved from ten federal, state and local departments. They included a 20-person unit from Virginia that had just fought a fire in New Mexico and was called to California to battle the new blaze, in brush that had not burned for about 50 years.