Person detained after small brush fire ignites north of Azusa

One person was detained on suspicion of starting a brush that that blackened an estimated five acres in the Angeles National Forest north of Azusa Monday morning, officials said. 

Firefighters with the U.S. National Forest were called to the blaze near East Fork Road and Glendora Mountain Road around 7:55 a.m. Los Angeles County firefighters, including 110 firefighters on the ground and in the air with water-dropping helicopters, were dispatched to the scene shortly after, according to a county fire department dispatcher.

No structures were threatened in the blaze and no injuries were reported. 

Firefighters were up against warm and dry conditions as a heat wave was expected in Southern California through Labor Day. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, a suspect was detained on suspicion of starting the fire just after 9 a.m. The suspect's name has not been released by authorities. 

The fire was knocked down by 10:15 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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