PINION HILLS – Fire officials suspect a lightening strike may have caused a brush fire that scorched 225 acres along Highway 138 Saturday. The blaze was reported around 2 p.m. off CA-138 (Antelope Highway) and Oasis Road.
Firefighters from Cal Fire, the San Bernardino and Los Angeles County fire departments, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Los Angeles Fire Department were deployed to battle the fire, which was only 20% contained by 6 p.m. Saturday.
Fire officials are still battling the blaze and hope to have it contained by midday Sunday.
They say no homes or structures were threatened in the remote area, and no evacuations were issued.
UPDATE: Sunday, Aug. 28 – NBC LA reports the fire, now at 375 acres, was 70% by 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Officials tell NBC LA the fire should be fully contained sometime Monday – if weather permits.
UPDATE: Monday, Aug. 29 – The Daily News LA reports the fire was about 85% contained as of Monday afternoon. Officials told The Daily News that crews were expected to remain on scene until Wednesday or Thursday.