Evacuations Ordered as Brush Fire Threatens Homes

A vehicle fire spread into brush near Lake Hughes Thursday afternoon, sparking a two-alarm blaze that scorched 25 acres and prompted some evacuations.

The fire was reported about 5:50 p.m. in the intersection of Spunky Canyon and Bouquet Canyon roads, east of Palmdale, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

About 200 firefighters attacked the flames from the ground and air while evacuations were ordered in the Lost Valley area, a dispatcher said.

The blaze was 60 percent contained and was not spreading as of about 9 p.m., a dispatcher said.

It's unclear how many people were ordered out of the their homes, but evacuees were offered shelter at Highland High School at 39055 25th Street West in Palmdale, according to the sheriff's department.

Shelter for large animals was made available at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds at 2551 W. Avenue H in Lancaster.

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