Firefighters Make Quick Work of Small Brush Fire

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

A three-and-half-acre brush fire was fully contained Monday night after erupting in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

The fire burned in the 24200 block of East Fork Road near the Oaks Picnic Area east of the Camp Williams Resort campground, according to Lt. Andy Berg of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department San Dimas Station.

Firefighters with the US Forest Service worked to extinguish the small fire, which broke out after 8 p.m.

Representatives with the US Forest Service were not available to provide details on a possible cause, or how big of a response was called to the fire.

According to US Forest Service radio traffic, at least one helicopter was summoned to help fight the fire.

Glendora Ridge Road and Glendora Mountain Road will be closed until at least noon, while access to East Fork Road will be limited to residents, Lt. Andy Berg said via a social media post.

An inmate firefighter received a small hand injury and was taken by county firefighters to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to a representative with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Los Angeles County Firefighters assisted the US Forest Service.

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