Firefighters say a seven-acre fire in the Chantry Flats area of the Angeles National Forest, near Arcadia is 50% contained as of 6 a.m. this morning.
The fire broke out Monday afternoon and began burning toward the Hermit Falls area, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement. Hikers in the area were asked to shelter in place while firefighters worked the blaze. At least one firefighter was injured after a rock hit his shoulder. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. About 120 firefighters on the ground were assisted by six helicopters and two water tankers, the Forest Service said.
No structures were threatened in the area and crews were quickly able to knock down a spot fire that erupted, the Angeles National Forest reported.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
ut for unknown reasons Monday afternoon and was burning toward the Hermit Falls area, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
One firefighter was injured by a rock that hit his shoulder and was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to a Twitter posting on the Angeles National Forest page.
No structures were threatened, and by 4 p.m. the fire was 50% contained at seven acres, the Arcadia Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest reported.
Photo: U.S. Forest Service