Firefighters were wrestling with a brush fire Sunday that had consumed at least 200 acres near Cogswell Dam in the Angeles National Forest.

They were sent to the location at 12:22 p.m., according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

The blaze was originally reported at about 10 acres. The U.S. Forest Service later updated the response to report that the fire had burned 200 acres “with a rapid rate of spread” and was now a second-alarm blaze.

The fire agency also urged motorists to stay away from Highway 39 so it could be used exclusively for emergency vehicles.

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