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Firefighters contain Monrovia brush fire with most evacuation orders lifted

Firefighters contain Monrovia brush fire with most evacuation orders lifted

A brush fire in Monrovia that prompted residents and a group of Boy Scouts to evacuate Saturday night has been contained, officials said.

The five-acre fire broke out about 7:30 p.m. near the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, north of the 210 Freeway, according to the city of Monrovia. The Monrovia Fire Department, aided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service, responded to the blaze and brought it under control before midnight.

Firefighting personnel remained on the scene throughout the evening. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

All mandatory evacuation orders were lifted except for the 500 block of Norumbega...

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