San Gabriel Dam fire
A firefighting plane drops retardant near the San Gabriel Dam. Courtesy National Forest Service

Firefighters are working Tuesday to extinguish a roughly 100-acre brush fire burning near San Gabriel Dam in the Angeles National Forest.

The Gulch Fire was reported late Monday morning near Mile Marker 21 along San Gabriel Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Angeles National Forest officials.

As of 1 a.m., the fire was 110 acres and 0% contained with night ops crews from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Angeles National Forest battling the fire.

Crews on scene reported that at least three separate fires were burning in moderate to heavy brush in the area. But the flames were being treated as a single fire incident. One of the fires had grown to 150 acres overnight, according to media reports.

No structures were immediately threatened by the blaze, although there are power lines running through the area.

Highway 39 north of Azusa and San Gabriel Canyon Road north of Azusa were closed for an unknown duration as firefighting efforts were conducted.

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