A fast-moving fire blackened about 300 acres Monday afternoon in the northwest Antelope Valley between Gorman and Lancaster, but fire crews stopped the spread in the early evening.
The blaze, dubbed the Ridge Fire, was reported about 3:45 p.m. on both sides of Highway 138 near West Lancaster Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which was being assisted by crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department and Angeles National Forest.
By about 5:30 p.m., around 200 acres had burned, and a home south of Highway 138 was evacuated, county fire and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
All lanes of Highway 138 at Ridge Route Road were closed, as well as the Aerospace (14) Highway connector to the westbound 138 and the Interstate 5 connector to the eastbound 138, Caltrans District 7 reported.
About 300 firefighters stopped the fire’s spread at 300 acres, the Los Angeles County Fire Department announced at 6:40 p.m.
There was no immediate word on what sparked the blaze.
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