Fire still burning in Angeles National Forest

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Associated Press

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 7:31 AM

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are still battling a wildfire that's burning in California's Angeles National Forest.

It has burned 3,600 acres, or roughly 5 ½ square miles, and officials have set up a team to map out a long-term strategy to battle the blaze.

Park campgrounds have been off-limits to visitors since Sunday because of firefighters' road blocks, but the fire is moving away from inhabited areas. Many residents in a private mobile home community also were evacuated Sunday, but up to 75 residents have chosen to stay in their homes.

In Northern California, firefighters are focusing on the rugged and remote northern edge of a weeks-old fire in Mendocino County. That blaze has scorched more than 65 square miles.

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092-a-04-(L'Tanga (lah-TAHN'-jah) Watson, forest staff officer, Angeles National Forest, in AP interview)-"of that fire"-L'Tanga Watson, with Angeles National Forest, says air and ground crews are working the fire. (4 Sep 2012)

<<CUT *092 (09/04/12)>> 00:04 "of that fire"

064-a-11-(Tony Imbrenda, fire inspector, Los Angeles County fire department, in interview)-"to contend with"-L.A. County Fire Inspector Tony Imbrenda says it will take some time to contain the Williams fire in the San Gabriel Mountains. COURTESY KNBC-TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) (4 Sep 2012)

<<CUT *064 (09/04/12)>> 00:11 "to contend with"

066-a-04-(Tony Labrenda, fire inspector, Los Angeles County fire department, in interview)-"it's the forest"-L.A. County Fire Inspector Tony Labrenda says the fire is burning deep in the wilderness. COURTESY KNBC TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) (4 Sep 2012)

<<CUT *066 (09/04/12)>> 00:04 "it's the forest"

065-a-05-(Tony Labrenda, fire inspector, Los Angeles County fire department, in interview)-"at this point"-L.A. County Fire Inspector Tony Labrenda says the fire is burning away from homes and communities. COURTESY KNBC TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) (4 Sep 2012)

<<CUT *065 (09/04/12)>> 00:05 "at this point"

091-a-06-(L'Tanga (lah-TAHN'-jah) Watson, forest staff officer, Angeles National Forest, in AP interview)-"about 15 years"-L'Tanga Watson, with Angeles National Forest, says the fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain. (4 Sep 2012)

<<CUT *091 (09/04/12)>> 00:06 "about 15 years"

267-a-04-(L'Tanga (lah-TAHN'-jah) Watson, forest staff officer, Angeles National Forest, in AP interview)-"of that fire"-L'Tanga Watson, with Angeles National Forest, says air and ground crews are working the fire. (3 Sep 2012)

<<CUT *267 (09/03/12)>> 00:04 "of that fire"

266-a-06-(L'Tanga (lah-TAHN'-jah) Watson, forest staff officer, Angeles National Forest, in AP interview)-"about 15 years"-L'Tanga Watson, with Angeles National Forest, says the fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain. (3 Sep 2012)

<<CUT *266 (09/03/12)>> 00:06 "about 15 years"

265-a-08-(L'Tanga (lah-TAHN'-jah) Watson, forest staff officer, Angeles National Forest, in AP interview)-"from the air"-L'Tanga Watson, with Angeles National Forest, says ground crews are getting a lot of help on the fire. (3 Sep 2012)

<<CUT *265 (09/03/12)>> 00:08 "from the air"

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