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Mount Baldy Fire Grows to 300 Acres

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A wildfire, dubbed as the "Big Horn Incident," broke out early this morning in the Bear Flat/Bighorn area of Mount Baldy has grown to 300 acres. Around 240 firefighters and five helicopters have been deployed to the area between the 5,800-foot and 6,200-foot levels of the 10,064-foot peak, according to the Associated Press.

No homes are threatened yet, but six mostly empty vacation cabins were ordered to evacuate and the fire burns about one mile away from Mount Baldy Village.

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No cause has been determined, but officials say it is most likely human mixed with the current conditions, which "seem to be about what it would be in July," said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Angie Lavell to the Daily Bulletin. "It's quite troubling... Unless it's lightning, it's suspicious."

Also: A four acre grass fire has forced the closure of the westbound 210 freeway lanes in Sylmar.