AZUSA, Calif. -

A wildfire has charred 190 acres of dry brush in the San Gabriel Mountains just above the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa. The fire, which began shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, is mostly burning in the Angeles National Forest, away from populated areas.

It was 5 percent contained just before midnight Tuesday. The glow from the flames was visible to early morning commuters traveling the 210 Freeway.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Robert Brady said residents of three foothill homes closest to the blaze had been advised to evacuate.

Although the fire was burning away from that area and into the forest, those homes and others in Azusa could be threatened if the winds change direction and push it to the south. The fire's cause wasn't immediately known.