Irwindale Brush Fire Erupts Near 210 Freeway

A brush fire in Irwindale broke out Wednesday afternoon. By 6:11 p.m. the blaze burned 10 acres and was 50 percent contained.

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A brush fire in Irwindale broke out Wednesday afternoon. By 6:21 p.m., the blaze burned 25 acres and was 50 percent contained. The Metrolink Gold Line was requested to shut down due to heavy smoke on the 210 Freeway shortly after 5 p.m., according to LA County Fire PIO's Twitter account. The 210 Freeway remained open; however, LA County Fire Department was advising drivers to avoid the area.
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Kim Flum
A young girl views the smoke of the Irwindale fire from Glendora foothills.
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Kim Flum
Smoke from the Irwindale fire could be seen in Glendora Hills -- roughly 7 miles away.
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KNBC-TV
Helicopters dropped huge amounts of water to battle the blaze.
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At approximately 6:20 p.m., the fire was reported to be 50 percent contained.
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A Miller Beer brewery is located nearby the flames, and workers inside were taking cover and monitoring the situation.
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The flames have burned at least 25 acres.
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KNBC-TV
Heavy smoke surrounds the flames, and creep near the 210 freeway. Driver have been advised to avoid the area.
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Rito Escamilla
No structures are in immediate threat.
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Firefighters are scheduled to battle the flames until later into the evening.
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The fire was reported at 15501 E Arrow Highway.
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With a body of water nearby, helicopters didn't need to travel far to fill up.
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