Fork Fire burns 60 acres above Azusa; 1 firefighter injured

AZUSA, Calif. (KABC) -- A 60-acre brush fire in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa left a firefighter injured and prompted evacuations for area visitors on Sunday.

Angeles National Forest officials said the Fork Fire was located off of Highway 39 and East Fork Road.

Hundreds of recreational visitors were evacuated as crews battled the nearby flames.

High temperatures and dry brush helped feed the fire, according to fire officials.

An injured firefighter had to be airlifted to safety after he was hurt by falling rocks while battling the blaze, according to L.A. County sheriff's officials.

Highway 39 was closed 2 miles above Sierra Madre Boulevard during the firefight.

As Sunday night, forest officials said the blaze was 0 percent contained.
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