SoCal Wildfire: Crown Fire Blows Up Near 2009 Station Fire Burn

The Crown Fire started today in the Angeles National Forest abutting the northern perimeter of last years Station Fire near Acton and Agua Dulce.

CBS2 News is reporting 5,500 acres have burned which is remarkable considering the fire started around 2:30 this afternoon.

1,500 homes have been evacuated in Leona Valley. Chatter on Wildland indicates resources of all types are being summoned to the scene for what could be an extended campaign. Fortunately winds are light. High winds are not in the forecast.

On a side note I was traveling home from Los Angeles today and was at the UCLA campus when the fire started. By the time I reached Pyramid Lake on I-5 the fire formed a pyrocumulus cloud, less than 90 minutes after the fire was reported. It was amazing to watch the header take form from the road.

Check L.A. County Fire for periodic updates.

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