Brush fire scorches 135 acres in San Dimas area

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm brush fire that broke out in San Dimas Canyon early Friday morning. 

The uphill blaze that was reported around 4 a.m. in the area of San Dimas Canyon Road and Golden Hills quickly grew to 20 acres and as of 5:30 p.m., fire authorities said the fire has reached 135 acres and is 55% contained. 

City News Service three firefighters were hurt but are expected to be OK.

The flames continue to grow to the north and to the west. 

Fire authorities have asked residents to avoid the area of Golden Hills and Wheeler.

Crews with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, La Verne Fire Department, and Angeles NF are working to knock down the flames. 

Currently, there are no evacuation orders in place and no homes are threatened. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

No further information was immediately released.