Brush fire scorches 30 acres, threatens structures in Irwindale

Friday, July 6, 2018
Brush fire scorches 30 acres in Irwindale
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Firefighters across Southern California have been rushing to stomp out brush fires ahead of a blistering heat wave.

IRWINDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters were battling a brush fire that burned 30 acres near the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale on Thursday, L.A. County fire officials said.

The fire was 50 percent contained as of 8 p.m., according to fire officials, who said structures were no longer threatened and no evacuations were required.

Earlier in the evening, officials said the fire posed a small threat to the city of Duarte and the MTA Gold Line track.

Winds up to 10 mph pushed the fire toward the nearby MillerCoors brewery, where a structure defense was established, officials said.

At least five water-dropping helicopters were assisting firefighters on the ground.

There has been one civilian injury reported due to smoke inhalation.

The fire was first reported at around 5:40 p.m.