A fire scorched about 52 acres of brush in a wash in the Whittier Narrows area Friday.

The fire was reported about 1:10 p.m. near Rosemead Boulevard and Gallatin Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It quickly grew to five acres, then to 20 as firefighters from the Los Angeles County and Montebello fire departments were sent to the scene.

Road closures were put into in effect for Rosemead Boulevard between Beverly Boulevard and Durfee Avenue, Lincoln Avenue between San Gabriel Boulevard and Avenue De La Merced, and San Gabriel Boulevard between Santa Anita Avenue and Lincoln for an unknown duration.

Forward progress of the fire was stopped at about 52 acres, the fire department announced at about 6 p.m. Fire crews were continuing with mop-up operations and were expected to remain at the scene overnight.

No further details were released. There were no reports of any injuries.

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