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UPDATE: Fire burning in Gorman

Posted: August 18, 2012 1:42 p.m.
Updated: August 18, 2012 1:42 p.m.

A helicopter makes a water drop on the east side of the fire as firefighters from Los Angeles County, Kern County and the US Forest Service fight a brush fire east of Interstate 5 in Gorman on Saturday.

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Firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service, Los Angeles and Kern counties are working to put out a wildfire in a remote area south of Quail Lake and east of Interstate 5 near Gorman, which has burned about 150 acres since starting around noon Saturday, according to officials.

By 4:45 p.m., the fire had consumed about 150 acres of brush in the Angeles National Forest, according to an Angeles National Forest official.

No structures were threatened, but there were gas and power lines in the area, the official said. There was no containment by 4:45 p.m.

A total of 20 engines, six crews, five helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft were working to fight the blaze, the official said.



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