U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles County firefighters used teamwork on Sunday to quickly extinguish a small wildfire that broke out in the Angeles National Forest near the Horse Flats Campground, about 28 miles above La Cañada Flintridge.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter spotted the blaze at 2:51 p.m. while responding to that day’s fatal motorcycle crash elsewhere on Angeles Crest Highway, said the Forest Service’s Nathan Judy, fire information officer for Angeles National Forest. The fire burned at an area about a half mile from the highway.
The Forest Service responded to the blaze with six fire engines, a water truck and a crew on foot, Judy said. The agency also called in aerial water drops by a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter.