Large Brush Fire Continues to Burn in Gorman, Evacuations Begin

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Fire officials have ordered evacuations near a recreational vehicle park in Gorman after a brush fire fanned by gusty winds burned an estimated 1,000 acres of grass near the Golden State (5) Freeway.

Dubbed the “Tumbleweed Fire,'' it was first reported at 1:34 p.m. Sunday and ignited near the southbound 5 Freeway at Gorman Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire is currently 10% contained.

Fixed-wing aircraft have been requested by fire officials to assist with the growing brush fire.

People are being asked to remain away from the area and evacuations have begun for people south of the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area in Gorman.

North winds of 10 to 15 mph were expected in the area Sunday evening, with gusts up to 25 mph and relative humidity of 10% to 15%, according to the National Weather Service.

Hot, dry weather is expected to create increased fire danger across Southern California all week long.

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