Firefighters contain two brush fires that sparked near Gorman area

Firefighters have contained two separate brush fires that sparked in the Gorman area on Saturday, July 31, officials said.

The first-alarm "Posey Fire," sparked along the northbound 5 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

Officials said a white GMC pickup truck became engulfed in flames on the shoulder freeway touching off the first of two brush fires that sparked Saturday afternoon. 

The second fire, dubbed the "Hungry Fire," was spreading rapidly, the fire department said. The fire blackened 340 acres.

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The Hungry Fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. in the 36000 block of Quail Canyon Road, just north of the initial fire and near Hungry Valley State Recreation Area. Air resources were diverted from the first brush fire to the second.

According to the National Weather Service, firefighters were up against gusty winds in the area.

No structures were threatened by the fires.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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