Forward progress stopped on 60-acre brush fire in Angeles National Forest

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Crews were able to limit the spread of a brush fire that broke out in the Angeles National Forest Monday afternoon.

As of 7 p.m. the blaze, dubbed Springs Fire, was holding at about 60 acres in the area east of Paradise Springs and South of Big Pines Highway, according to the Angeles National Forest.

The flames had first been reported at about 4:15 p.m. and were burning in steep, rugged terrain, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Multiple helicopters and a small aircraft were fighting the fire from the air.

The flames moved east in thick brush, fanned by gusty winds, and had been threatening nearby structures.

But the swift air attack limited the fire’s spread, officials said, and flames were later holding within containment lines. Multiple engine and hand crews remained on scene to mop up the blaze amid diminishing winds.

Authorities advised people to stay out of the area.

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