120-acre Angeles National Forest fire 50 percent contained

Los Angeles County and Angeles National Forest fire crews are responding to a brush fire south of the Big Pines Highway near Largo Vista Road in the northeast reaches of the county. A Forest Service official says voluntary evacuations were ordered for homes near Big Pines Highway.

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Fire 50 percent contained

A Forest Service spokeswoman says the Largo Vista fire is now 50 percent contained as of 8:15 p.m.

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Fire grows to 120 acres; 40 percent contained
Forest Service officials said the 120-acre Largo Vista Fire has grown to 120 acres and is now 40 percent contained.

Voluntary evacuation orders for nearby residents of Valyermo were issued earlier, a Forest Service officials said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Seventeen fire engines, seven air tankers and two water tankers are assisting six hand crews on the scene.


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Forest Service firefighter injured
The Largo Vista Fire has burned more than 100 acres so far, authorities said. Some structures are reportedly being threatened and evacuations near the town of Valyermo are being ordered.

Spokesman Robert Brady says a forest service firefighter broke his collarbone, but he did not know how the injury happened.

Forest service dispatcher Sonia Valdivia says the blaze in northeast Los Angeles County near the town of Valyermo started Friday at about 3 p.m. Valdivia says 10 engines and a water-dropping helicopter are responding.

Up to seven engines, one air tanker and three helicopters from the county are assisting Forest Service personnel, an L.A. County spokesperson said.

No containment figures have been announced, officials said.

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