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Williams Fire Nears Containment

High humidity and rain has helped firefighters smother a wildfire that has burned more than 36,000 acres in the Angeles National Forest over the past week. The Bureau of Land Management says the so-called Williams Fire northeast of Los Angeles is 80% contained, and full containment is expected by 6 pm tomorrow. The fire is still burning less than two miles from Mount Baldy Village, a mountain hamlet of about 900 full-time residents. No flames were visible from the town, but an evacuation order was not lifted, because fire equipment remained in the area in case of any flare-ups. The bureau says fewer than 2000 firefighters were battling the blaze, down from about 3,500 earlier in the week.