Scorching heat fuels 4 major Southern California fires

August 29, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Four major fires burning in the greater Los Angeles region fueled by low humidity and high temperatures have forced residents to flee more than 1,500 homes in Los Angeles County as wildfires rage. More than 3,700 firefighters are battling blazes on 14,000 acres along the mountains north and east of Los Angeles.  Two of Los Angeles County’s fires were in the Angeles National Forest: the Station fire the most dangerous of four blazes still burning, has led to the evacuation of more than 870 homes as 5,100 acres have burned in the La Canada-Flintridge area; and the 2,000-acre Morris blaze, burning about 5 miles north of Azusa, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Web site.  Aircraft dropped water and retardant on the steep terrain, while some residents stayed behind to hose down roofs, trees and lawns of multimillion-dollar homes.  2,200 acres have also burned in the San Bernardino National Forest on the San Jacinto Mountains. It’s only 10 percent contained with a voluntary evacuation in affect for residents of Bee Canyon.  The fourth fire is burning through 230 acres in Rancho Palos Verdes and surrounding areas.  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Monterey counties today because of the blazes.

Source: LA Times


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