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Crown Fire Continues to Burn in Northern L.A. County
Of the three fires ignited in northern Los Angeles County on Thursday afternoon, one remains a threat as it continues to grow. The Crown Fire has scorched some 8,000 acres between Acton and the Palmdale/Lancaster area. The fire was first reported at 2:22 p.m. and may have started in a vacant lot where "workers were apparently using a hammer to extract nails from tire rims," according to the LA Times.
Currently contained at 5 percent and driven by wind, there is no estimate when full containment will be reached. Thousands of mandatory evacuations were ordered last night, but they were later rescinded, according to the L.A. County Fire Department. Nine structures have been damaged or destroyed.
Of the two other fires reported yesterday afternoon, one -- the Briggs Fire south of the 14 Freeway -- is under control and the other was knocked down.
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.