Tumbleweed Fire: Crews contain blaze that sparked along 5 Freeway near Gorman

Los Angeles County firefighters and crews with agencies across Southern California were able to fully contain a fast-moving brush fire that ignited near the 5 Freeway in Gorman on July 4. 

The blaze, which was dubbed the "Tumbleweed Fire," was held at about 868 acres and was 100% contained as of Monday morning.

The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. on the 4th of July near the southbound 5 Freeway at Gorman Road on Sunday, fire authorities said. 

According to the fire department, evacuations were issued for the Hungry Valley Recreation Area, but those evacuations have since been lifted. 

No structure damage was immediately reported. 

It was initially reported two firefighters were injured in the blaze. However, that report was unsubstantiated. 

When the fire sparked, firefighters were up against warm temperatures, gusty winds, and low humidity. 

Hot and dry weather conditions were expected to create increased fire danger across Southern California over the next several days. 

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