Firefighters Battling 10-Acre Brush Fire in Altadena; Officers Escorting Trapped Hikers Away
Firefighters are battling a 10-acre brush fire that broke out in Altadena Sunday afternoon, Angeles National Forest officials said.
The blaze, dubbed Lowe Fire, was reported in the area of Loma Alta Drive and Chaney Trail at about 4:20 p.m.
Some hikers got trapped above the fire near Millard campground, but they were later escorted away when it was determined safe to move them, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Altadena Station.
Authorities said the fire had the potential to spread up to 100 acres, but that firefighters had most of the fire’s forward progression stopped.
By 8:30 p.m., the fire was 40% contained, according to Angeles National Forest.
Video showed an aircraft dropping water over a hill-covered area as white smoke billowed in the background behind some homes.
No injuries have been reported. No further details were immediately available.