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Azusa Fire Is Now 90 Percent Contained

High winds do not pose much difficulty for firefighters in containing the Azusa Madre fire.

The Azusa Madre Fire, which has scorched more than 260 acres, was 90 percent contained Wednesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Despite the difficulty posed by winds, fire officials say 100 percent containment could be completed by Thursday.

Fire officials say that the Madre Fire is 30 percent contained. (ATVN)
Fire officials say that the Madre Fire is 30 percent contained. (ATVN)

The brush fire began Monday in San Gabriel Canyon and caused temporary evacuation orders that were lifted Tuesday morning after the fire had been 5 percent contained.

The fire was mostly burning in Fish Canyon near Van Tassel Ridge, according to an Angeles National Forest official.

About 400 firefighters and helicopters continued the effort to contain and prevent the spread of the fire Wednesday afternoon. The U.S. Forest Service, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol and the Azusa Police Department are assisting the LA Fire Department.

Three firefighters suffered three minor injuries.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory warning, which stated that areas in the San Gabriel Valley and the San Bernardino Mountains were directly impacted by smoke and ash that may cause them to experience air quality in the "unhealthy" range or higher.

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