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Lightning strikes spark fires across Southern California

An ABC7 viewer sent in this photo of a large brush fire in Pinon Hills that consumed dozens of acres Saturday.

August 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Lightning strikes sparked several brush fires across Southern California on Saturday, the largest was in Pinon Hills where a few hundred acres burned.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the brush fire near Fort Tejon Road and Highway 138 in San Bernardino County was about 375 acres. By Saturday night, it was 40 percent contained. No structures were threatened.

Firefighters say their biggest challenge right now is the unpredictable weather.

In the San Bernardino National Forest, seven small fires burned. The largest of the set was four to five acres near Highway 38 in Angelus Oaks.

In Los Angeles County, a four-acre fire burned near Avenue J and 90th Street East in the Antelope Valley.

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