UPDATE: Brush fire near Acton burns 18 acres

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Updated: 8:52 p.m. Friday

A brush fire near Bootlegger Canyon west of Acton burned about 18 and a half acres, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.

The fire began shortly before 4:30 p.m. Friday on Bootlegger Canyon Road at Heffner Road and started moving uphill with a light wind.

“They’re making good progress on it,” Supervisor Bernard Peters of the Los Angeles County Fire Department told The Signal late Friday afternoon.

Officials said the fire was under control at around 8:40 p.m. on Friday.

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