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Crown Fire Almost Fully Contained

A Los Angeles County fire helicopter makes a water drop on flames in the Crown fire near Palmdale, Calif., Friday, July 30, 2010 (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
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As of early this morning, firefighters working diligently to control the Crown Fire have met with much success, and have reached a reported 87% containment, according to LA Now.

Although the air was hot and dry, calmer winds aided in the effort to keep the blaze from spreading. The "aggressive" wildfire has already consumed about 14,000 acres in northern Los Angeles County, near Palmdale.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, however on Friday, one day after the blaze broke out, "L.A. County Fire Department Deputy Chief Michael Bryant said the initial investigation into its origin centered on a vacant lot where workers were apparently using a hammer to extract bolts from tire rims." It is expected the investigation will take some time. In the meanwhile, firefighters will continue to douse the flames and achieve full containment.

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