Wildfire burning in Angeles National Forest, hikers told to shelter in place

Hikers were told to shelter in place Monday while a seven-acre fire burned in the Chantry Flat area of the Angeles National Forest.

The blaze was reported early this afternoon in the area of Hermit Falls, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

(Angeles National Forest / Twitter)

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No structures were threatened, and by 4 p.m. the fire was 50% contained at seven acres, the Arcadia Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest reported.

One firefighter was injured by a rock that hit his shoulder and was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to a Twitter posting on the Angeles National Forest page.

"Many hikers are in the area and are sheltering in place until assisted evacuation occurs,'' according to a U.S. Forest Service statement.

The Chantry Flat was expected to remain closed to the public until Monday, July 27, because firefighting trucks and heavy equip would be operating on the narrow canyon road.