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Crews battle Angeles National Forest fire as it grows to 1,000 acres

September 2, 2012 |  8:11 pm

Angeles National Forest fire
A fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Glendora is now at 1,000 acres, and officials said they were battling it from the air and on the ground.

According to InciWeb, a fire incident website, eight air tankers as well as helicopters are being used to fight the fire, and 200 fire personnel were on scene. The fire was moving north through dense terrain.

"No structures threatened. Evacuations of entire San Gabriel Canyon - including disbursed recreation along Highway 39, Crystal Lake, East and West Fork, OHV Area, Camp Williams, Oaks picnic area. Approximate use 10,000 to 12,000 on a average holiday weekend," InciWeb said.

The blaze was moving north toward the Sheep Mountain Wilderness Area, said John Wagner, an assistant public affairs officer with the forest service.

An evacuation was underway at a mobile home park in the vicinity of the fire, Wagner said. He did not know how many residents had been evacuated. There were no reports of casualties or property damage.


 Fifteen engine companies from the Los Angeles County Fire Department were also fighting the fire, a spokesman said.


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Photo: Angeles National Forest fire. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times