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Brush fire scorches 11 Acres in Angeles National Forest; Homes evacuated 

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A brush fire that burned about 11 acres in the Angeles National Forest was 90% contained Thursday, according to the National Forest Service.

The Sierra Fire was first reported about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday near Bouquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon roads in the area of the Bouquet Reservoir.

Firefighters assess the Sierra Fire near Palmdale. | Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service

Bouquet Canyon Road was closed from Vasquez Canyon Road to Spunky Canyon Road. The roadway reopened about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Angeles National Forest officials.

On Wednesday afternoon officials ordered about 10 homes in that area to be evacuated, but the order was lifted later that night, City News Service reported.

The brush fire affected commuters who travel between the Lancaster/Palmdale and Santa Clarita areas, as well as local cabin owners and possibly some people seeking weekday recreation, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Smoke was said to have possibly affected nearby residents in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Firefighters from the National Forest Service and LA County Fire Department totaled 250 on the scene to battle the flames, including six helicopters and three firefighting aircraft.

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