Post Fire Causes Evacuations in Northern Los Angeles

June 17, 2024
Evacuation orders remained in place as a brush fire in the Gorman area north of Los Angeles grew to 14,625 acres.

Evacuation orders remained in place son Sunday as the Post Fire in the Gorman area north of Los Angeles grew to 14,625 acres Sunday morning, 

NBCLA reported that the fire was burning near the southbound 5 Freeway and Gorman Road.

The blaze was reported shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, according to CAL FIRE.

The fire had doubled in size by Sunday morning and was 2% contained by 8 p.m. Sunday.

One commercial property was destroyed and 10 others were threatened, according to CAL FIRE. Fifty homes were threatened.

"Firefighters are engaged in a wildland fire in Gorman near Hungry Valley Park, moving southeast towards Lake Pyramid," CAL FIRE said in an update. "Currently crews are working to construct perimeter fire lines around the flakes of the fire. Aircraft are working to stop forward progress but have limited visibility. Currently the fire is pushing up into Hungry Valley Park."

According to an LA County Fire Department post on X, the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area and areas west of the McDonald's at 49000 Gorman School Road were evacuated.

Evacuation warnings were sent out to areas south of Pyramid Lake between Old Ridge Route and the LA County line, including Paradise Ranch Estates.

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