Agua Dulce Fire Update: Stone Fire in Los Angeles County, California, Grows to 1,400 Acres

A wildfire near Agua Dulce, California, was at 1,400 acres Tuesday morning, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection confirmed on its incident map. The Stone Fire was about 30 percent contained.

All evacuation orders and road closures were lifted by Tuesday morning. Authorities had previously advised nearby residents, including those on Anthony Road and Sierra Highway, to evacuate their homes. No structures were reported damaged by the fire, the Los Angeles County Fire Authority said.

At least one person, a firefighter, had a minor injury as a result of the fire, KABC-TV reported. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office's Palmdale Station said on Twitter that no animals were harmed in the fire.

The fire was first reported shortly after noon Monday at just five acres before quickly spreading to more than 1,000. Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector David Michael told Newsweek Monday there were 240 firefighters combating the blaze. Both the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest Fire Service sent crews to the scene. Structures were at one point threatened by the fire, though none appeared to have been damaged.

The Stone Fire was being pushed up hillsides by 20 mile per hour winds, according to the Los Angeles Times. When the fire began, the temperature in the area was about 97 degrees.

The cause of the Stone Fire was under investigation.

Ten other fires remained active in California Tuesday. In San Benito County, the Airline Fire had grown to about 700 acres and was 20 percent contained. The O'Neals Fire, north of Fresno, was about 90 acres and 5 percent contained. In April, California firefighters told KFSN-TV they had already seen an increase in grass fires in the state.

"Even though we've had a lot of rainfall, we're still seeing effects from the drought, so we've got a lot of tree mortality in our area, which just contributes to the intensity and the spread of the fires," CAL FIRE Public Information Office Jaime Williams told the station.

Road closures/evacuations have been lifted with the exception of Anthony Rd north of Sierra Hwy.
We are happy that there were no reported injuries and no animals harmed in this fire.
Thank you to everyone who helped!🔥🚓🚒🚑🚁#StoneFire #AV411 #LASD #Palmdale #AguaDulce

— LASD Palmdale Stn. (@PalmdaleSheriff) June 5, 2018