A brush fire that scorched 104 acres in Gorman Tuesday afternoon was declared 80 percent contained by evening, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The call came in to the Los Angeles County Fire Department at 1:10 p.m. and was burning at the 5 Freeway and Gorman Creek, according to Inspector Joey Marron and Fire Department updates on Twitter.
The second-alarm fire was burning near the Kern County line in medium brush, fire Inspector Richard Licon said about 2:45 p.m. By about 3:15 p.m., a Fire Department spokesman said forward progression of the fire was stopped.
Fixed-wing firefighting aircraft were called to the blaze, he said. The fire was moving at a moderate rate, but no structures were threatened, according to fire Inspector Joey Marron.
Cal Fire said it was sending aircraft.
It was in the upper 70s with winds up to 29 mph in the area on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.