Firefighters Reach 90% Containment of 1,300-Acre Fire

City News Service Pristine Villarreal

FAIRMONT (CNS) – Firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department battled a second-alarm brush fire in the Antelope Valley area Sunday.

The fire was reported just before 2 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of West Avenue D and 130th Street West in Fairmont and burned 1,300 acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

As of Sunday evening, firefighters reached 90% containment and announced that crews would continue working through the night. A firefighting helicopter from the Los Angeles Fire Department was requested around 2:10 p.m. Sunday.

No injuries were reported, but one barn was destroyed by the fire.

Avenue D was closed for the replacement of burned power poles.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Copyright 2023, City News Service, Inc.

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