Brush fire burns 300 acres in northern Los Angeles County

Jun 6, 2015 1:30 PM by News Staff

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A brush fire in northern Los Angeles County has now spread to 300 acres.

No structures are threatened and no injuries have been reported.

According to county fire officials, about 200 firefighters with help from water-dropping helicopters and planes have been sent to fight the blaze in the Lancaster area, where temperatures are hovering around 80 degrees. They had it 70 percent contained about three hours after it started.

Fire Inspector Chris Reade says winds are making it more difficult for firefighters to contain the flames. When firefighters arrived on scene they encountered 18 mph winds with gusts of up to 27 mph.

No evacuations have been ordered.

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