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Morris Fire Grows Past 750 Acres with 10% Containment

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It began yesterday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in San Gabriel Canyon and began spreading quickly in the hills north of Azusa. The Morris Fire has now burned over 750 acres with only 10% containment, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department shortly before 8 a.m. on Twitter. "Steep terrain is making access very difficult," they said.

Around 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze with a large air attack component.

Various campers and hikers, including 18 boy scouts, were evacuated yesterday with only a few minor injuries occurring. Voluntary evacuations were issued early this morning for Camp Williams and Heaton Flats, according to an CBS2-TV text message alert.

Today is a National Weather Service issued red flag day, meaning high temperatures, low humidity in the dry brush of the National Angeles Forest is ripe for the conflagration to spread with even more ease. Temperatures in the valleys today could reach into the triple digits and authorities believe once it's past 10 a.m., things will start changing fast and not in a good way.

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Previously on LAist
- 9:40 p.m., Tuesday: Fire Grows to 275 Acres
- 4:27 p.m., Tuesday: Fire is first reported to authorities