Antonio Fire in Angeles National Forest 35% Contained

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ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CNS) - A brush fire sparked by a burning vehicle that scorched about 50 acres in the Angeles National Forest was 35% contained today, officials said.

The Antonio Fire was reported to be burning in about a half-acre of medium brush just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Glendora Ridge Road and Mount Baldy Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire quickly traveled uphill and was reported to be at about 10 acres by 2:40 p.m., causing the closure of Mount Baldy Road and the Claremont Wilderness Park

Firefighting helicopters were deployed to aid fire crews in dousing the blaze, which was reported to have grown to 50 acres at about 4:40 p.m.

No structures were threatened by the fire, and the Angeles National Forest announced Wednesday afternoon that fire crew were making significant progress and had the fire 35% contained.

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