Written by AARON CASTREJON
UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: The Fire in the Duarte foothills is 20 percent contained. As of 7:20 p.m., 25 to 30 acres were scorched. The small fire in the San Gabriel Riverbed was 100 contained, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The Mel Canyon area and streets around Encanto Park will remain closed until 10 p.m, according to the City of Duarte.
UPDATE, 5:23 p.m.: Firefighters have requested a second-alarm for the brush fire burning above Duarte. The fire has burned about 15 to 20 acres, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department radio traffic.
The fire is reportedly burning north of Brookridge Road and Opal Canyon Road. There is no threat to the homes below. Traffic is blocked at the intersection of Mel Canyon Road and Royal Oaks Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Temple Station.
DUARTE - Firefighters are reporting 3 acres of brush are burning above Duarte Sunday afternoon.
The fire is burning with a moderate rate of spread in an easterly direction above Brookridge Drive and Mell Canyon Road. One structure is possibly threatened, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department radio traffic.
A full brush fire response has been initiated by Los Angeles County Fire.