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Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest

Brush fire in Angeles National Forest grows to 65 acres, 5% contained

Two firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon while battling a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest, officials said.

The blaze, named the Shoemaker fire, had burned about 65 acres near the San Gabriel River Ranger District by Thursday evening.

The fire was about 5% contained, said John Wagner, a spokesman for the Angeles National Forest.

The two firefighters, one from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the other from the U.S Forest Service, had heat-related injuries but their condition was not known, Wagner said. 

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