Posted: Sep 2, 2012 5:10 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Sep 2, 2012 8:12 PM
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire has broken out in the San Gabriel Mountains, burning at least 400 acres and sending a huge cloud of smoke that's visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.
Angeles National Forest spokesman Nathan Judy said the fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. Sunday near State Route 39 above the city of Glendora. He said it has forced the evacuation of three campgrounds in the area.
Judy said about 200 firefighters, aided by four water-dropping helicopters and four airtankers, are attacking the blaze.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
In 2009, a wildfire in the Angeles National Forest killed two firefighters, destroyed 89 homes and blackened 250 square miles. The Station Fire was the largest in Los Angeles County history.
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