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Brief Rain Brings Mudslide in La Cañada Flintridge

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A short burst of rain last night--two inches in 5 minutes around 11 p.m.--caused a mudslide to enter into a La Canada Flintridge neighborhood, damaging six homes and some vehicles. No one was hurt, but it did demonstrate to everyone that when the rain comes, evacuations might be a good idea.

Neighborhoods surrounding the Angeles National Forest have been of concern after the still-burning Station Fire charred some 250 square miles. A recent Forest Service report obtained by the Associated Press said that the fire's quick spread was due to steep terrain, inaccessible to hand crews.