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Forest Fire Near Los Angeles Could Burn For A Week

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The Williams fire continues to spread as night falls in the Angeles National Forest on September 3, 2012 north of Glendora, California. The fire began late September 2, putting an early end to Labor Day weekend camping and hiking for vacationers, who were evacuated from the area as it spread to more than 4,000 acres in size. Three hundred to 400 firefighters are on the ground, with more expected to arrive soon, and at least six air tankers and eight helicopters have been called in.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The Williams fire continues to spread as night falls in the Angeles National Forest on September 3, 2012 north of Glendora, California. The fire began late September 2, putting an early end to Labor Day weekend camping and hiking for vacationers, who were evacuated from the area as it spread to more than 4,000 acres in size. Three hundred to 400 firefighters are on the ground, with more expected to arrive soon, and at least six air tankers and eight helicopters have been called in. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A fire burning in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles is only 5 percent contained and because of rugged terrain and weather it may take a week to get to 100 percent.

The cause of the fire that started Sunday afternoon in the San Gabriel Mountains, spoiling holiday hiking and camping plans for thousands, has not been determined.

No structures have burned and although four injuries have been reported, no one has been hospitalized.

Officials say the fire has burned 3,600 acres, or about 5 1/2 square miles.

An update is expected after daybreak.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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