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Fire crews make headway in Apple Valley brush fire

June 1, 2011 | 10:08 pm

Apple Valley fire
Firefighters appeared to be gaining the upper hand Wednesday night in their efforts to control a brush fire that had scorched about 138 acres in San Bernardino County.

The blaze was burning south of Apple Valley, but firefighters were able to stop the progress of the flames, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

By Wednesday night, the blaze was about 70% contained. Full containment, the agency said, was expected Thursday evening.

The blaze broke out earlier Wednesday near Roundup Way and Kiowa Road and was quickly fanned by strong winds, officials said. The cause was under investigation.

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Photo: Fire crews work hot spots. Credit: Gina Ferazzi /Los Angeles Times .

 

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