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Firefighters to work overnight to contain Rustic Canyon blaze

September 15, 2012 |  8:48 pm

Fire crews are expected to work through Saturday night to contain a brush fire in remote Rustic Canyon, authorities said.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but as of 8 p.m. Saturday, more than 30 acres had burned. The slow-spreading fire was 10% contained and firefighters were benefiting from lower temperatures, a lack of wind and greatly increased humidity.

“We will be aggressively battling flames at the crack of dawn,” said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Overnight, more than 100 fire officials will work to protect property and wildlife, he said.

Humprey said no evacuation orders have been issued and no homes have been immediately threatened.

About 60 campers were at nearby Camp Josepho and will remain there overnight, according to an updated statement prepared by Humphrey.

The fire began Saturday afternoon.


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