Photos: Wildfire Burns In San Gabriel Valley, Smoke Can Be Seen From L.A.
High temperatures and strong winds have fueled a wildfire that has burned at least 10 acres in the San Gabriel Valley.
The Lincoln Fire has burned brush along Lincoln Boulevard in Montebello and closed the street between Rea Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard. The blaze started in a riverbed and has jumped Lincoln Boulevard and spread into a nearby oil field. "All oil field operations have ceased at this point," Dan Amador, deputy fire chief of the Montebello Fire Department told the L.A. Times. "Everything is shut down."
The fire was reported just after 1 p.m. and the smoke can be seen as far away as central Los Angeles. Crews from several fire departments are currently battling the blaze.
So far no structures have been damaged, and one firefighter was suffering from heat exhaustion.
Update [4:50 p.m.]: An arson investigator told KTLA that two people were taken into custody near the fire.