Three-Acre of Brush Burning Near Mount Baldy in Angeles National Forest

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A brush fire broke out today in the Angeles National Forest near the border between Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, triggering some visitor evacuations around Mount Baldy, but crews appeared to be getting the upper hand on the blaze.

The Hogsback Fire was reported at 9:25 a.m. on the San Bernardino County side of the border, on the east side of Mount Baldy Road near Tunnel 1, and had blackened about three acres as of late morning, according to Angeles National Forest officials.

No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported, according to fire officials, who tweeted late this morning: “Firefighters making good progress towards containment.''

The fire was burning in “very dry vegetation,'' with low humidity and gusty winds reported in the area, fire officials said.

Firefighters from Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties were assisting personnel from the U.S. Forest Service in battling the flames, and air tankers were dropping fire retardant in the area.

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