Gorman fire finally contained

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAbout 1,355 firefighters were assigned to the blaze, but they were gradually pulled off the fire starting Wednesday, officials said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Three firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion, Hurd said. One residence and one outbuilding were destroyed in a remote area in the fire’s interior on its eastern flank; another outbuilding was damaged, he said. The fire had spread quickly in grass and light brush. At one point, it was pushed by 15 mph winds, officials said. GORMAN – Fire crews on Wednesday contained a brush fire that had burned about 7 1/2 square miles and temporarily cut power to the area. The 4,864-acre blaze was 100 percent contained at 8 a.m. Wednesday, said Jason Hurd, fire spokesman. The fire, which started Sunday, forced authorities to temporarily shut down a portion of nearby Interstate 5, threatened a Southern California Edison substation and downed seven power lines. Power to about 4,450 homes in and around Gorman was restored within an hour Sunday, according to SoCal Edison. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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