Crews attack 100-acre brush fire near Lancaster
Firefighters were making progress Sunday night at stopping the spread of a 100-acre brush fire in the Fairmont area near Lancaster.
The fire was reported about 8 p.m. in the 20000 block of West Avenue D, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman.
The National Weather Service reported just after 9 p.m. that wind gusts up to 45 mph were driving the fire but they decreased to 15 mph shortly thereafter.
Firefighters were making “good progress,” Pittman said at 10:45 p.m. There was “no imminent structure threat,” he said.
He expected firefighters to be on the scene all night putting out hot spots.
The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert at 10:05 p.m., shutting down West Avenue D (SR 138) in both directions from 170th Street West to 210th Street West.