Abandoned burning vehicle sparks early morning brush fire

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
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An abandoned vehicle found burning on Bouquet Canyon Road shortly after midnight Sunday sparked a brush fire and a three-hour firefighting effort to put it out.

Firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and firefighters with the US Forest Service were dispatched to a section of Bouquet Canyon Road near Del Sur Ridge shortly before 12:25 a.m. Monday.

“This came in as a vehicle fire,” Fire Department spokeswoman Vanessa Lozano told the The Signal Monday.

“But, then trees became involved and then it was a full brush fire,” she said.

With the joint firefighting efforts that continued until shortly before 3:30 a.m., the fire was contained to two acres, Lozano said.

“They stopped all forward advancement of the fire at 1:13 a.m.,” she said.

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