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Crown Fire Almost Fully Contained
As of early this morning, firefighters working diligently to control the Crown Fire have met with much success, and have reached a reported 87% containment, according to LA Now.
Although the air was hot and dry, calmer winds aided in the effort to keep the blaze from spreading. The "aggressive" wildfire has already consumed about 14,000 acres in northern Los Angeles County, near Palmdale.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, however on Friday, one day after the blaze broke out, "L.A. County Fire Department Deputy Chief Michael Bryant said the initial investigation into its origin centered on a vacant lot where workers were apparently using a hammer to extract bolts from tire rims." It is expected the investigation will take some time. In the meanwhile, firefighters will continue to douse the flames and achieve full containment.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.