Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles County worked Tuesday morning to fully extinguish a fire in Bouquet Canyon in the Angeles National Forest that scorched 48 acres of grass after an overturned pickup caught fire.
The USFS last reported that firefighters cleared vegetation with hand tools around 90% of the fire but officials considered it 50% contained and that the damage was holding at 48 acres.
As of Tuesday morning, the fire’s forward progress had been stopped, but firefighters remained on scene working to fully extinguish hot spots, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.
The fire was first reported about 2 p.m. Monday at Bouquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon roads near the Bouquet Reservoir, north of Santa Clarita, according to the L.A. County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service.
The fuel was described on the USFS Inciweb site as moderate to heavy brush and light grass.
Water- and retardant-dropping aircraft were in the fire zone, according to the Forest Service. Firefighters are also using wildland fire engines, water tenders and hand crews in their battle against the brush fire.
On Monday, a SigAlert was issued by the California Highway Patrol, and Bouquet Canyon Road was closed, but the roadway was later reopened.
No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.