Firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department have 90% containment on the Danny Fire after the fast-moving brushfire burned close to 1,300 acres in the Antelope Valley on Sunday, authorities said.
Crews with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the two-alarm blaze, located at West Avenue D and 130th Street in Fairmont, northwest of Lancaster, at around 1:42 p.m, according to fire officials.
Wind gusts of up to 20 miles per hour were blowing the fire north towards Kern County, making it difficult for crews to combat the flames. The gusty southwest winds were expected to remain through Sunday evening, though a developing “moistening trend” was forecast through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service’s spot forecast for the Danny Fire.
It is unknown what started the fire, but an area barn was caught in the blaze and destroyed. However, no one was injured. Officials with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department estimated that around 20 homes were evacuated as a precaution, KTLA’s Rachel Menitoff reported. Those residents have since been able to return to their homes.
A fire fighting helicopter from the Los Angeles Fire Department was deployed to help county crews battle the flames, L.A. city fire officials said.
Crews were are expected to remain on the scene throughout the night, officials said, adding that Avenue D will remain closed while burned power poles are replaced.