Crews Fight 3600 Acre California Fire

Firefighters are battling a brush fire several miles north of Azusa (CA), reports the Los Angeles Times. The fire has closed parts of California 39 and has grown to 3,600 acres, authorities said.

As of late Sunday, there were no reports of injuries or property damage caused by the fire, which started about 2:15 p.m. in the San Gabriel mountains north of Azusa.

The fire was pushing north on steep terrain toward the Sheep Mountain Wilderness area and was about 5 percent contained, said a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. About 300 firefighters were battling the fire with the help of air tankers and helicopters dropping water and fire retardant from above.

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