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A crew of firefighters walk to a waiting helicopter idling on top of the San Gabriel Dam in the Angeles National Forest on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Matt Hidalgo kicks up ash as he brings a fire hose up a steep slope along Shoemaker Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Jim Mireles with the U.S. Forest Service carries partially burned hose along Shoemaker Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A crew of firefighters climb aboard a helicopter idling on top of the San Gabriel Dam in the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A crew of firefighters from Malibu shield their faces from the prop wash of a helicopter that is about to fly them to a remote ridge line in the Angeles National Forest on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A DC-10 flies through a smoky valley and dumps a load of fire retardant on the Williams fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A firetruck heads north on California 39 toward a towering plume of smoke in the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A firefighting helicopter drops water along Camp Bonita Road in the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A firefighting helicopter fills up with water next to a picnic ground along Camp Bonita Road in the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Firefighting helicopters hover over a shallow creek to fill up with water along Camp Bonita Road in the Angeles National Forest on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters from the Camp Pendleton Fire Department prepare to transfer a load of fire retardant foam to a fire truck parked on Highway 39 in the Angeles National Forest on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A DC-10 firefighting jet dumps a load of fire retardant on the Williams Fire on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Flames burn along the mountains of the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters pass a burned-out area of the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Gabriel Fonseca, a resident of Camp Williams Mobile Home Park, takes pictures of the fire as it reaches the top of Williams Creek Canyon on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Joe Furia of Cal Fire from San Diego, keeps an eye on tthe Williams fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A helicopter makes a water drop in an attempt to contain the fire in Angeles National Forest on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Members of the Dalton Hotshots fire crew of Glendora leave Williams Creek Canyon as the Williams fire burns behind them. [Updated caption: An earlier version identified the crew as being from Glendale.]

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Ernesto Rubio of the Dalton Hotshots monitors the blaze to direct aerial drops of fire retardant.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Capt. Kevin Moran of the Dalton Hotshots fire crew of Glendale leaves Williams Creek Canyon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Jack Caputo, foreground, and Robert Jenkins swim at the Camp Williams Mobile Park in Williams Creek Canyon as the Williams fire burns.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A fire rages out of control in the Angeles National Forest on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A helicopter makes a water drop in an attempt to contain the fire in the Angeles National Forest on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Bernie "Eyes of the Mountain" McGrath and Paula Halfacre, who live in the Camp Williams trailer park, keep a close eye on the approaching flames peaking on the crest near where they live.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A firefighter air tanker drops fire retardant over the Williams fire in the Angeles National Forest on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman

Firefighters battle the Angeles National Forest fire with a helicopter on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

A spectator gets a view of the giant plume of smoke from the Angeles National Forest brush fire several miles north of Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A helicopter makes a water drop on brush fire in Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters use a helicopter to battle the brush fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

The fire has closed parts of California 39.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A helicopter makes a water drop on the fire off California 39 in the hills above Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr

Flamse were pushing north in steep terrain toward the Sheep Mountain Wilderness Area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters use a helicopter to battle a brush fire several miles north of Glendora. More than 200 firefighters were battling the blaze with the assistance of eight air tankers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A spectator takes a photo of the giant smoke tower from the Angeles National Forest brush fire several miles north of Glendora.

A burned out car is left from the Angeles National Forest brush fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Smoke can be seen in Compton near the 710 Freeway from a fire in the hills above Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest was 48% contained Wednesday afternoon as authorities were planning to lift an evacuation order for residents who live in the burn area.

The blaze, called the Williams fire, had scorched about 4,180 acres in steep, rugged terrain above Glendora, but cooler weather and light rain on Wednesday aided firefighters in their efforts to cut containment lines along the fire’s perimeter, the U.S. Forest Service said. Flames were stoked by medium-to-heavy brush that had not burned in nearly two decades.

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