LA firefighters battle the fast-moving Danny fire in Antelope

Nabil Anas

Global Courant

The Los Angeles County Fire Department was working Sunday afternoon to contain a rapidly spreading wildfire in the Antelope Valley that had consumed nearly 1,300 acres, efforts complicated by high winds in the area.

The first fire crews were dispatched around 1:45 p.m. to fight the blaze, dubbed the Danny fire, centered on West Avenue D and North 130th Street, according to a report by KTLA TV.

In a tweet at about 3:40 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said it had sent one of its helicopters to help with containment efforts. A message left for a spokesperson on duty was not immediately answered on Sunday afternoon.

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KTLA reported wind gusts in excess of 20 miles per hour fanned flames northward toward Kern County.

The National Weather Service said in a warning it expected gusty winds in the area on Sunday night, blowing in a southerly and southwesterly direction. Even with a “cooling and wetting trend” towards the middle of the week, the forecast agency said “dry conditions are likely to continue through Tuesday.”

“There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening … between Monday and Wednesday,” the warning read. “As rain and thunderstorms approach or near the fire area, gusty and erratic outflow winds are possible.”

CBS reported that by 4:41 p.m. on Sunday, the fire had grown to nearly 1,300 acres.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and no injuries have been reported.

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LA firefighters battle the fast-moving Danny fire in Antelope

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