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Brush fire breaks out in Gorman, forces closure of Highway 138



Firefighters are battling a fast-moving brush fire in northwestern Los Angeles County.

The Sam Fire, which is burning in Gorman near Old Ridge Route and Lancaster Road, was 4 acres at 4:23 p.m., but a few minutes later, the fire was said to be 15 acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

By about 5:15 p.m., the blaze had grown to 50 acres, the Fire Department added.

No structures are currently threatened, the Fire Department said, adding that more than “200 personnel are now assigned” to this blaze, and crews are “on scene making good progress.”

“The California Highway Patrol is currently on scene as well, assisting in shutting down highway 138,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department added on Twitter.

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