Crown Fire Update

According to KTLA (Live Feed) telecopter reporter Alex Calder the Ana Verde and Quartz Hill developments near Palmdale are areas of concern today as the Crown Fire pushes east.

The western edge has quieted significantly overnight.

Winds are light this morning but local temps should reach triple digits before noon. Structure protection units are in place and more resources are arriving by the hour. Tanker 910 is scheduled to be deployed as part of the overall air attack scheme after 7:00 am local time.

If winds remain calm today structure protection units will have an easy shift. The fire is chewing through scrub brush and range grass.
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UPDATE: 1700 hours PST. Wind came up!
Wildland Fire is reporting Tanker 979, the Evergreen converted 747 Supertanker has made an appearance on the fire near the California Aqueduct near Palmdale.
The Fire has consumed 13,000 acres with minimal containment. CBS2 has pretty decent local TV coverage.
MyFoxLA has a helicopter feed live as well.

UPDATE: AM 7/31 Crown Fire 13,000 acres, 62% contained. File this under -ran out of fuel-.

2 Comments

  • FirefighterBlog says:

    Thanks Kate. It figures I leave the state for 5 days and fires begin erupting everywhere!
    Looks like this one played all it's drama out yesterday but we'll see.

  • bigsurkate says:

    Nice to have you home and reporting, again, firefighterblog! I, too, was gone most of the day yesterday, and came home to find out about this one, and several others. Couldn't keep up!

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