Fire breaks out south of Pyramid Lake, first alarm response called

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A vehicle fire that spread to brush 1.5 miles south of Pyramid Lake was quickly suppressed as a result of an aggressive attack by firefighters, according to Angeles National Forest officials.  

The fire was first reported at 2:10 p.m. on the northbound side of Interstate 5, and quickly spread to approximately 5 acres, according to Jonathan Matheny, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  

“The initial report was an RV hauling a boat, but it’s unclear if it was the RV or boat on fire,” said Matheny. “But one of them was on fire and spread to brush.”  

At 3:30 p.m., ANF called “knockdown” on the blaze and reported that the fire had been held to 3-4 acres with 50% containment. Firefighters would remain on the scene until full containment was achieved, ANF officials said in a statement released on Twitter.      

Angeles National Forest firefighters were in charge of the initial response, but asked for a full first alarm response from both their personnel and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, as well. 

The fire was dubbed the #CanyonIC. 

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