Brush fire stopped at 7 acres in Gorman

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

Los Angeles County firefighters were called to battle a brush fire, dubbed the Cherry Fire, on California State Route 138 and Quail Lake Road in Gorman early Wednesday afternoon, according to Kaitlyn Aldana, a spokesperson for the L.A. County Fire Department.  

According to Aldana, firefighters were dispatched at 12:03 p.m. and units arrived on the scene at 12:12 p.m. 

Initially, the brush fire burned “3 to 4 acres with light to medium fuels,” Aldana said. 

According to Luis Garcia, a spokesperson for the L.A. County Fire Department, 7 acres were burned, with forward progress stopping at 12: 58 p.m. As of late Wednesday afternoon, firefighters were still on the scene mopping up the affected areas. 

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported as of the publication of this story, according to Aldana.  

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