A brush fire in Acton spread across nearly 30 acres in little more than an hour and was threatening some homes Tuesday, according to the county fire department. The fire was reported as a two-acre blaze at 2:42 p.m. at 2016 W. Avenue Y-8.
About an hour later, it had grown to nearly 30 acres and was moving into the Angeles National Forest, said Inspector Ed Lozano of the county fire department.
Lozano said almost 250 firefighters, aided by three helicopters, were concentrating on structure protection.
The fire was about 5 percent contained, Lozano said.
It looks like it started south of the 14 freeway off of Aliso Canyon Road. I ride there a lot and there are quite a few homes and ranches in that area.