Brush Fire Scorches 300 Acres Near Calif. Poppy Reserve

A two-alarm brush fire that broke out near the California Poppy Reserve in the Lancaster area Friday was 80 percent contained after scorching about 300 acres.

The blaze was reported about 1:50 p.m. near 160th Street West and Lancaster Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

At one point, the blaze was fought by almost 200 firefighters who contended with near 80-degree temperatures and close to 30 mph wind gusts, officials said. There were no reports of injuries or structures being threatened, according to a fire department dispatcher.

The fire department reported about 5:15 p.m. that the blaze was 70 percent contained and that air units had been released from the scene. By about 8 p.m., the blaze was 80 percent contained, a dispatcher supervisor said.

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