LOS ANGELES – A small blaze burning in a remote area of the Angeles National Forest on Sunday had charred about 75 acres, a fire official said.
The Nowhere Fire was reported Saturday afternoon near the Bridge to Nowhere in a remote area only accessible by foot, said Dee Dechert, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman.
No evacuations were ordered and there are no homes in the area of the fire, which was burning on private and public lands within Los Angeles County near the San Bernardino County line.
A handful of firefighters spent the night in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness to monitor the fire and more were expected to be airlifted in on Sunday, Dechert said.
The inaccessible terrain, marked by heavy brush, chaparral and scattered timber, is a difficult two-and-a-half hour hike into the forest, she said. Because the terrain is so steep and rocky, it would have been too dangerous for more firefighters to have stayed overnight.
Dechert said winds expected later Sunday were a concern.
"We're hoping to get enough firefighters on the scene before the winds do pick up," Dechert said. "There is a decent chance of it spreading."