Posted: Jun 24, 2012 10:33 PM by The Associated Press
GORMAN, Calif. (AP) - Campgrounds remain evacuated as crews battle a wildfire that's burning through dry brush around an off-road recreation area north of Los Angeles.
The U.S. Forest Service said the fire near the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area in an unincorporated area adjoining Los Padres National Forest was 60 percent contained Sunday. Officials initially estimated that it burned at least 1,000 acres, but downgraded the figure to 689 acres after remapping the area burned.
The Ventura County Star reports (http://bit.ly/Obr6zX ) that six helicopters dropped water from the air while ground crews focused on cutting lines between the burned and untouched vegetation to help stop the fire's spread.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Hungry Valley is located in the Tejon Pass along the Interstate 5 corridor, where Ventura, Kern and Los Angeles counties meet.
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