Wildfire in Angeles National Forest is 75% contained, officials say

A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains fueled by hot and dry weather was 75% contained as of Saturday morning, officials said.

The East Fire remains at 149 acres, according to a tweet from the US Forest Service’s Angeles National Forest. The agency said firefighters are strengthening containment lines and working to clear hot spots.

Water droplets are also used to fight the fire that eats through brushwood, chaparral, and short grass. Wind gusts were a problem on Friday, the agency said.

Several roads remain closed, including East Fork Road from Highway 39 to Glendora Mountain Road; Glendora Mountain Road from Glendora to the East Fork; and Glendora Ridge Road from Mt Baldy to Glendora Mountain Road.

The fire was reported Thursday near the East Fork and Glendora Mountain roads northeast of Glendora, officials said.

Officials are investigating the cause.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-27/wildfire-in-angeles-national-fires-is-75-contained-officials-say Wildfire in Angeles National Forest is 75% contained, officials say

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