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Angeles National Forest wildfire 91 percent contained

Posted: September 11, 2012 2:00 p.m.
Updated: September 11, 2012 2:00 p.m.

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in a rugged area of the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles is expected to be fully contained by early Thursday.

The U.S. Forest Service says the fire is 91 percent contained Tuesday after burning 6½ square miles. Little to no fire activity was observed overnight.

Firefighters were pulled off the blaze Monday because of dozens of lightning strikes in the area.

The fire broke out over Labor Day weekend, sending thousands of visitors from the Angeles National Forest and keeping out thousands more. A few dozen residents had to evacuate, but were allowed back to their homes late last week.

Fourteen firefighters have suffered minor injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.




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