Posted Sep 05, 2012By
A 3,600-acre fire in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles chewed through thick brush in steep terrain that hadn’t burned in two decades amid hot, dry conditions.
But with no serious winds to whip it or push it, the fire made no move toward the Los Angeles suburbs to the south, remaining within the wilderness instead.
Because of the terrain and warm temperatures, it could take a week to contain the blaze, said incident commander James Smith of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It had burned about 5½ square miles by late Tuesday.(AP)
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