UPDATE: Acton fire burns two acres, trailer and trash
Metrolink trains traveling through Acton have been stopped for about 90 minutes with arrangements made to transfer delayed passengers to buses.
“They contained the fire and told us the tracks would be closed for an hour and a half,” Metrolink spokesman Mike Atchue told The Signal.
Passengers on Train No. 209 to Lancaster were to be taken to the train station at Via Princessa and transferred to buses, he said. Likewise, passengers on Train No. 216 to Lancaster would to be transferred to buses at Via Princessa.
Fire officials battling a brush fire in Acton Tweeted an update on their efforts, reporting they had stopped all forward progress of the Crown Incident brush fire.
The fire burned two acres.
They also reported extinguishing a “large pile of trash and debris” near the railway tracks.
Fire officials notified Metrolink to stop all trains moving through the Acton where efforts to extinguish a brush fire are ongoing.
“The trains have been stopped temporarily,” Medina said.
Firefighters have concentrated their attention on a “pile of debris” burning near the railway tracks.
Strong winds pushed a fully-involved trailer fire into nearby brush in Acton, promptly burning at least a quarter acre.
The fire – dubbed the Crown Incident – broke out in a trailer near Crown Valley Road shortly before 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
“This was a trailer fire that spread to the brush,” Inspector Gustavo Medina of the Los Angeles County Fire Department told The Signal.
“It’s moving into light to medium fuel (dry brush) with no structures threatened,” he said.
Strong winds were reported coming from the south, he added.