Published Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 1800 hours PT

A photo tells a thousand words in this one taken by the LA County Fire Ops unit. (See photo below)

Credit: LACoFD

A wildfire named the SAM FIRE is burning in the area of West Lancaster Road and Old Ridge Route Road in Gorman (Los Angeles), California which LACoFD units were dispatched around 1607 hours this afternoon. At that time when first arriving units reported it as a four-acre fire.

Within twenty minutes, the Sam IC requested a 2nd alarm due to the fire now increasing to a 15-acre fire. Over 200 people and resources were in the process of being deployed to the area.

Short firewhirls intensify and heat up the surface. | Credit: LACoFireAirOps

At 1716 hours, firefighters were making great progress with their fire suppression efforts on the now 50-acre fire with reports of NO structures being under any type of threat.

Significant Events occurring on this incident now are the quick rate of spread and firenadoes which are formed over the fire line are both spectacular and dangerous for those on the ground.

Hashtags used are #SamFire #CAwildfires2022.

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