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Explosive Fire Growth 

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After a wildfire burned through more than 5,200 acres in less than 48 hours in L.A County, a fire official warned that the explosive growth should be a "wake-up call" for residents.

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"The fire behavior and what you saw yesterday is what we're seeing as fire conditions, very rapid fire growth and very explosive fire behavior," said L.A National Forest Chief Garcia.

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As of Thursday night, the wildfire was about 27% contained, according to California's wildfire tracking website.

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Seven firefighters suffered heat-related injuries Wednesday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

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According to the fire department, 58 fire engines, 8 helicopters and two fixed wing aircraft along with more than 500 fire personnel have been deployed to douse the fire.

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"There's a large fire burning on the border in San Diego County and so those (fixed-wing) aircraft are being evacuated from the fire,"

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