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Williams Fire containment not until next week

Though plumes of smoke remain a fixture above the San Gabriel Mountains as the Williams Fire rages on, US Forest service representatives assure the public containment is within reach.

As of late Thursday morning, the Williams Fire—which began in the Glendora/Azusa mountainside —was 44 percent contained with an estimated full containment on Thursday, September 13 at midnight. More than 1100 personnel including the US Forest Service, Cal Fire and multiple municipal fire departments remain on hand to combat the flames, which have spanned an estimated 4180 acres just east of Glendora.

Locals are reminded to limit outdoor exposure, as the fire will affect air quality. For up-to-date information on the Williams Fire, visit www.inciweb.org/incident/3230/.

—Beth Hartnett

news@claremont-courier.com

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