Firefighters battle brush fire in San Gabriel Mountains

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Friday, August 26, 2022
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Firefighters were battling a brush fire that had spread to nearly 96 acres in the Angeles National Forest.

SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters battled a brush fire that had spread to more than 96 acres in the Angeles National Forest.

The East Fire was first spotted around 2 p.m. near East Fork and Glendora Mountain Road in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument side of the forest.

The fire sent thick plumes of smoke into the air above the mountains as firefighters attacked it from the air with tankers and helicopters.

No structures were immediately threatened, but there are power lines in the area.