A brush fire sparked by a burning truck that has burned more than 250 acres in the Gorman area was 40% contained Saturday evening.
The Emigrant Fire had no new growth, according to Angeles National Forest officials, who did not estimate when the fire would be fully contained.
Fire crews still have a lot of work to do, officials said. Infrared images detected heat sources adjacent to the lines of cleared vegetation as efforts to suppress the fire continue.
The fire was reported shortly before 1:45 p.m. Friday near the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway at Vista Del Lago Road, according to the Angeles National Forest.
It was initially reported at about one to five acres and was started by a burning big rig that stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The fire was reported at 100 acres by 2:20 p.m., with a strong push to the north, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
“Just like in the #EmigrantFire, 47% of fires on #AngelesNF are started by a vehicle fire that spreads to the brush,” forest officials tweeted.
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