Brushfire Burns Towards Wilderness in Angeles National Forest

A brush fire burning in the Angeles National Forest, California, had grown to 96 acres in size with zero percent containment on Thursday, August 25, the forest service said.

Video released by Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS), a publicly-funded aerial wildfire monitoring service, shows smoke billowing.

The Angeles National Forest service said surrounding roads were closed due to the East Fire. It said the fire was burning towards wilderness. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- OES Intel 24, August 25, 2022 at 15:35 hours. We're looking at the east incident on the Angeles National Forest mutual aid with Los Angeles County. The radical view is Schumacher Road, and that's running right through the fire there.

At the bottom of the screen, the heel of the fire, that's the East Fork Road of San Gabriel Canyon. We just mapped the fire at 73 acres. And that's going to exceed the acreage by this afternoon.

And when we switched the IR-- that's the IR view-- there are some spot fires up in the upper right shoulder right in here. It washes out when we get close, but we switched the cameras. And then there you can see the spot fire. And then one up towards the top of the screen has taken off. So I'll end the recording.