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Two Firefighters Hurt Battling Blaze in Glendora

A brush fire broke out in rugged terrain of the Angeles National Forest before 1 p.m. on Thursday.

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    Two firefighters were hurt battling a brush fire that broke out Thursday in the hills of Glendora.

    The blaze, dubbed the Shoemaker Fire, was reported before 1 p.m. near East Fork Road and Glendora Mountain Road, Ron Ashdale of the Angeles National Forest said.

    The fire was burning in about 190 acres of the forest and was at 90 percent containment as Friday evening, fire officials said.

    One LA County firefighter and one US Forest Service firefighter were hurt in the blaze, officials said.

    Glendora Mountain Road was closed in Glendora to limit access to the area, and Highway 39 was closed to all traffic, according to the Glendora Police Department and California Highway Patrol.

    The Los Angeles County Fire Department sent a helicopter to assist in the firefighting effort. No structures were believed to be immediately threatened.

    The fire was burning up to 10 miles north of Glendora in US Forestry land.

    The fire was headed north, away from Glendora. Police said there was no threat to the city, and Mountain Cove residents were allowed into their neighborhood.

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