Large debris fire near Gorman prompts large response

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

Bulldozers and water-dumping aircraft were deployed for a large debris fire burning near the Kern County line late Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to reports of what was initially reported as a brush fire near Gorman.

The fire was first reported shortly after 4:20 p.m. on Highway 138 near 300th Street West.

“This is a large debris fire,” said Supervisor Melanie Flores, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

At least one water-dumping SuperScooper fixed-wing aircraft and at least two bulldozers were dispatched to the fire.

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