first_imgMore than 3,000 people were evacuated from campsites at a state off-road recreation area, located between Los Padres and Angeles national forests, officials said. At least eight homes were briefly evacuated as a precaution. The fire was reported about 2 p.m. Saturday near Interstate 5 just south of Gorman. No injuries were reported and the cause was under investigation, authorities said. Some 18 homes lost power due to the fire, Southern California Edison reported. Authorities said no homes were immediately threatened. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GORMAN – Firefighters made progress Sunday on a 2,500-acre wildfire that chased thousands of people from campsites near the Angeles National Forest. The 4-square-mile blaze near Gorman was 80 percent surrounded Sunday afternoon, and crews expected to fully contain it Sunday night, said Los Angeles County fire Capt. Mike Brown. “There are a few hot spots, but things are looking pretty good,” Brown said. The 200 firefighters battling the fire that erupted Saturday were helped by dipping nighttime temperatures, although water-dropping aircraft were grounded overnight. last_img

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