Angeles National Forest

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Powerhouse Fire 65 percent contained

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters continue to take advantage of cool, moist air as they work to surround a huge area scorched by a wildfire north of Los Angeles. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy […]

06/05/2013

The Powerhouse Fire, San Francisquito Canyon. (AP Photo)

More cool weather aids crews fighting Powerhouse Fire

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of firefighters working through the night took advantage of cool, moist air as they built containment lines around a massive wildfire that destroyed six houses north of Los Angeles. U.S. […]

06/04/2013

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Residents watched, waited until flames descended

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Residents of the rural community of Lake Hughes in northern Los Angeles County are waiting out a wildfire at a Red Cross shelter in nearby Palmdale. Dozens of people fled the […]

06/03/2013

Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Powerhouse Fire rages out of control

PALMDALE (CNS) – The Powerhouse Fire raging out of control in the Angeles National Forest since Thursday has scorched about 29,500 acres and is about 40 percent contained today, with full containment expected only next […]

06/03/2013

Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Southern Calif wildfire explodes in size overnight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that destroyed at least five structures and threatened hundreds of others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two communities north of Los Angeles. Erratic wind spread the […]

06/02/2013

The Powerhouse Fire, San Francisquito Canyon. (AP Photo)

New evacuations ordered in fire north of LA

SANTA CLARITA (CNS) – Air crews planned to take to the air this morning and resume their attacks on a brush fire that has blackened 1,000 acres in sparsely populated San Francisquito Canyon northeast of […]

05/31/2013

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Fire danger level rises to high in Angeles National Forest

ARCADIA (CNS) – The fire-danger level in the Angeles National Forest was raised today from “moderate” to “high” because of a lack of significant winter rain and a large amount of tall dry grass, authorities said.

04/26/2013

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Dangerous wildfire season predicted for California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians can expect a dangerous summer wildfire season due to a dry winter that has left the normally green hills of spring parched and tinder-dry, authorities warned.

04/25/2013

San Gabriel Mountains

Park Service: Protect more SoCal wilderness

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The National Park Service is recommending protections and improved management of Southern California’s San Gabriel River and San Gabriel Mountains.

04/11/2013

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6 boys stuck hiking in LA, airlifted out uninjured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angles fire officials say six boys got stuck on a precarious hillside while hiking and had to be hoisted out by helicopter.

04/08/2013

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