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Brush fire that closed part of Highway 138 contained

August 30, 2011 | 10:15 pm

A brush fire that burned for three days and forced officials to shut down a segment of Highway 138 has been contained.

The blaze, known as the Oasis fire, was 100% contained after scorching about 355 acres of vegetation, the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection said Tuesday evening.

The fire broke out Saturday afternoon south of Highway 138 off Oasis Road near Pinon Hills in Los Angeles County. Flames burned near the San Bernardino County line.

The cost of fighting the fire has been about $1 million, officials said.


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