Firefighters battle brush fire in Angeles National Forest

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Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel battle the Rowher Fire Sunday afternoon. April 04, 2021. Bobby Block / The Signal.

A brush fire broke out near Rowher Flats Sunday afternoon, prompting a response from firefighters.

Angeles National Forest personnel responded to reports of the blaze around 5:30 p.m., just north of the Texas Canyon Fire Station on Bouquet Canyon Road, according to spokesman John Clearwater.

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel battle the Rowher Fire Sunday afternoon. April 04, 2021. Bobby Block / The Signal.

While the fire had grow to 4 acres by 6:30 p.m., firefighters on the scene reported it had a slow rate of spread, Clearwater said.

Dubbed the Rowher Fire, this is the second fire reported to be burning in the ANF Sunday, with firefighting elements being diverted from the 20-acre blaze near Mt. Baldy, Clearwater added.

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel battle the Rowher Fire Sunday afternoon. April 04, 2021. Bobby Block / The Signal.

The ANF incident commander reported that forward progress had been stopped by 6:40 p.m., per officials. 

A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter assists in battling a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Rick McClure/For The Signal
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel battle the Rowher Fire Sunday afternoon. April 04, 2021. Bobby Block / The Signal.
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel battle the Rowher Fire Sunday afternoon. April 04, 2021. Bobby Block / The Signal.
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel battle the Rowher Fire Sunday afternoon. April 04, 2021. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Emily Alvarenga

Emily Alvarenga

Emily Alvarenga covers features and business for The Signal. She’s new to the paper and Santa Clarita, but hasn’t moved far from her hometown of Temecula, California. Emily graduated from San Diego State University in 2017 and has been writing and reporting since high school.

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