Sunday, October 21, 2007
The crew has been ordered up for the Ranch Fire on the Angeles National Forest. Red Flag Warnings for North East winds, Low Rh's and high Temps for the next couple of days.
(AP) CASTAIC, Calif. An out-of-control wildfire is burning in the hills near the Golden State freeway in northeast Los Angeles County.
Authorities say the fire has burned about 500 acres in the Angeles National Forest this morning fueled by extreme winds and dry conditions.
The blaze destroyed a shed but County Fire Inspector Jason Hurd says no homes are immediately threatened, and the fire is burning toward the southwest away from the freeway.
Fire officials are focused on protecting the Ventura County town of Piru and a condor preserve.
L.A. County firefighters are assisting the U.S. Forest Service in battling the blaze.
Wildfires were widely expected in Southern California this weekend as hot weather and heavy Santa Ana winds marked the height of traditional wildfire season.