Firefighters responded to a wildfire burning north of Lake View Terrace in the Angeles National Forest Monday morning.
The fire began about 5:43 a.m. near the 13300 block of Little Tujunga Canyon Road, according to a news alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The wildfire, dubbed the Marek Fire, had scorched about 50 acres and was 50 percent contained, according to an Inciweb page update on the fire.
LAFD and L.A. County firefighters were responding to the blaze, according to the news alert.
Twenty six engines, six hand crews and a helicopter were assigned to the fire, according to the Inciweb page.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed a helicopter dropping fire retardant on the flames.
Sheriff's deputies were assisting with voluntary evacuations in the area and would remain on scene to provide security for affected residents, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department stated in a news release.
Deputies are also assisting the California Highway Patrol with traffic in and out of the affected areas, and stated there were no road closures.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 818-248-3464.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Check back for updates on this developing story.