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Largo Vista Fire near Palmdale fully contained

A brush fire started at 3 p.m. in the Angeles National Forest southeast of Palmdale Friday.

August 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A brush fire started at 3 p.m. in the Angeles National Forest about 20 miles southeast of Palmdale Friday, prompting evacuations in the area. The fire was fully contained by 11 p.m. Friday.Firefighters from the L.A. County Fire Dept. and the Angeles National Forest Service were on scene battling the blaze. Approximately 10 fire engine companies were on scene, along with water-dropping helicopters and at least one air tanker.

The fire was initially reported burning approximately 15 acres in an area near Big Pines Rd. and Largo Vista Rd. in an unincorporated part of northern L.A. County. By 10:30 p.m. Friday, the fire had burned approximately 120 acres. The fire was fully contained by 11 p.m. Friday.

The fire was officially dubbed the "Largo Vista Fire."

According to the Forest Service, the fire was burning near the town of Valyermo.

Evacuations were ordered along Big Pines Highway, but the exact details were not released. Structures in the area are mostly horse properties.

One firefighter was injured by falling about 50 feet. That firefighter was transported by helicopter to be treated at Antelope Valley Hospital.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


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