Firefighters Reduce Acreage, Gain Ground on Gorman Brush Fire

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GORMAN (CNS) - Firefighters have now surrounded 88% of a brush fire near the Golden State (5) Freeway in Gorman with lines of cleared vegetation and continue patrols to find and put out hot spots, authorities said today.

More accurate mapping led Los Angeles County Fire Department officials to reduce the damage estimate to 868 acres instead of 1,000.

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

The blaze forced evacuations around the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area in Gorman.

LACo Fire reported Monday night that there were no firefighter injuries, counter to earlier reports of two minor injuries.

No structure damage was reported.

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