Wildfire rages near L.A.

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Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters, Mitch Brookhyser, left, and Denis Cross survey the Williams Fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains in the Angeles National Forest near Glendora, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. A 3,600-acre brush fire continued to burn in the Angeles National Forest about 25 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday as crews worked in the steep, rugged terrain to bring the blaze under control. The fire was about 15 percent contained and officials said it could take a week to bring it under control. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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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. (Sept. 5)