Brush Fire in Gorman Area Remains at 10% Containment

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GORMAN (CNS) - Fire officials today said a fast-moving brush fire that scorched an estimated 1,000 acres of grass near the Golden State (5) Freeway in the Gorman area remained at 10% containment.

The Tumbleweed Fire, which ignited near the southbound 5 Freeway at Gorman Road, was reported at 1:34 p.m. Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Cal Fire.

The blaze forced evacuations near a recreational vehicle park and left two firefighters with minor injuries.

The LACFD requested fixed-wing aircraft to help battle the growing fire Sunday afternoon. A second alarm was declared and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department advised people to stay away from the area. Sheriff's officials evacuated people south of the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area in Gorman.

No structure damage was immediately reported.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory Sunday night, which remained in effect through Monday afternoon.

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

A smaller brush fire also broke out Sunday afternoon, near the 10500 block of Dale Road in nearby Agua Dulce, the fire department reported. But firefighters stopped that fire at 12 acres later Sunday and had it fully contained.

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