Chantry Flat closed until July 27
One firefighter was injured by a falling rock when a small brush fire in the Angeles National Forest was first reported just after 1 p.m. on Monday, July 20, according to the U.S. Forest Service based in Arcadia.
By 1:30 p.m., the fire was reported at 5 acres in size but grew to 7 within half an hour. The investigation into the cause remains ongoing.
Swift work by firefighters along with air support, which included fixed wing aircraft and numerous helicopters, made very quick advances and stopped the fire from spreading.
Firefighters remained on scene to put out hot spots late in the afternoon. Assisting with the fire were Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Arcadia fire departments along with crews from Angeles National Forest.
For public safety, Chantry Flat will remain closed until Monday, July 27. Firefighting trucks and heavy equipment will be operating on the narrow canyon road. For safety, clean-up and recovery, no access is allowed by vehicle, bike or foot traffic.
Fire danger remains very high during the month of July according to Angeles National Forest.