Brush Fire Burns in Hills Above Duarte

Los Angeles County firefighters were responding to a brush fire burning several acres in the foothills above the San Gabriel Valley on Monday.

An L.A. County helicopter drops water on a brush fire above Duarte on May 22, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

A county Fire Department spokesman said the blaze was reported at 3:19 p.m. in the 100 block of Crestview Street. No structures were threatened, the spokesperson said, but aerial video from Sky5 showed flames burning near a residential backyard on Rim Road.

The fire's forward progress was stopped at 3 to 5 acres, the Fire Department tweeted just before 5 p.m., calling the blaze the Spinks Fire.

A county Sheriff’s Department tweet indicated the fire was burning in neighboring Bradbury. Both cities border the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains.

It was about 91 degrees in the area at the time the fire was burning, according to the National Weather Service.