Red Flag Alert-California firefighters battle L.A. area fire

A brush fire northeast of Los Angeles in the foothills of San Gabriel Valley called close to 1,000 firefighters to the rescue.

California personal injury attorneys-Los Angeles County Fire Department battles uncontrolled fire in Angeles National Forest.

Los Angeles, CA–A wildfire broke out around 4:40 p.m., on Tuesday near Highway 39 in Angeles National Forest along the San Gabriel Canyon Road. The fast moving brush fire northeast of Los Angeles was reportedly 10 percent contained early Wednesday morning as reported by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles County Fire Department forced the evacuation of campers, vacationers, and airlifted an 18-member Boy Scout troop to safety as reported by the Los Angles Times.

The National Weather Service, issued a red-flag warning for the Los Angeles County mountain area with officials expecting temperatures to hit triple digits today. The red flag warning went in effect from Wednesday 6 a.m. thru Friday 9 p.m. PDT for the mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. According to the National Weather Service release, a red flag warning means critical fire conditions are occurring now or will occur shortly. The potential for explosive fire growth because of a combination of low humidity, hot temperatures and critically dry fuels is at an all time high with a red flag alert.

The dry terrain, low humidity, and high temperatures pose a challenge for hundreds of firefighters battling the blaze which has taken some 750 acres so far. The mountains above the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa remain smoke filled from the uncontrolled fire, and area officials state some 15 U.S. Forest Service fire outpost structures have been threatened. Several Baldwin Park police officers were evacuated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department late Tuesday night after being trapped in a Burro Canyon shooting range near East Fork Road.

As of late Tuesday night some 600 personnel with the U.S. Forest Service, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and various other Los Angeles County agencies were on the scene to battle the blaze with reports of additional crews responding Wednesday morning. Over 25 engines, four bulldozers, six air tankers, four helicopters, and one helicopter water tanker were present late Tuesday fighting 15 to 20 foot flames with more equipment ordered.

California personal injury attorneys fire alert by Heather L. Ryan legal news reporter.

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