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Brush fire in Angeles National Forest is 60% contained

June 4, 2012 |  6:21 pm

A brush fire was burning in this general area above Claremont Monday.
Firefighters Monday evening were gaining the upper hand in a battle to contain a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest above Claremont.

The blaze, which had scorched about 15 acres of chaparral, was 60% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said.

About 75 firefighters were battling the blaze, which was burning near Mt. Baldy and Shinn roads. Earlier, two tankers and two water-dropping helicopters were assisting ground crews as they worked to stop the advance of the flames.

The fire was reported shortly before 4 p.m. below the San Antonio Ranger Station. The cause was under investigation.

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Image: Map shows general area of the brush fire. Credit: Google Maps.

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