Smoke visible for miles from brush fire northeast of Glendora

A brush fire ignited Thursday afternoon amid 90-degree heat in the San Gabriel Mountains, prompting response from multiple agencies.

The East fire was first reported near East Fork and Glendora Mountain roads northeast of Glendora, according to officials with the Angeles National Forest.

Officials initially estimated that the fire had burned 5 to 7 acres, according to a tweet by the Angeles National Forest at 2:15 p.m.

The fire was about 96 acres with 0% containment by 7:40 p.m., forest officials said.

A helicopter drops water across a line of flames on a hillside

An L.A. County firefighting helicopter attacks the East fire.

(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

There were no evacuation orders in places and no structures threatened.

“The fire is burning towards a wilderness area at this time,” the Angeles National Forest said in a statement.

A map of the Angeles National Forest area shows the location of the East fire burning southwest of Mount Baldy

However, several roads were closed due to the blaze, including Glendora Mountain Road from the city of Glendora to East Fork Road and Glendora Ridge Road from Mt. Baldy to Glendora Mountain Road.

The blaze is visible from the 210 and 605 freeways, forest officials said.

The temperature near the fire was 90 degrees with relative humidity of 30% to 35%, upvalley winds of 5 to 8 mph and gusts up to 15 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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