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Nighttime Fire Updates: Station Fire, Morris Fire, Cottonwood Fire, Palos Verdes Fire

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The Station Fire burning above La Canada Flintridge | Tom Andrews/LAist


The Station Fire burning above La Canada Flintridge | Tom Andrews/LAist
The four major fires burning in the greater Los Angeles region were especially worrisome last night, but as of 10:30 p.m., things seem to be subsiding for the most part. Here are the updates for each of the blazes from fire information officers.

Station Fire
This blaze is the worst of the four at the moment. Since it began on Wednesday afternoon, it's been through 5,100 acres and still remains at zero containment, said Fire Information Officer Jennifer Sanchez with the Angeles National Forest. Around 1,800 homes remain threatened in La Canada Flintridge and residents in Altadena should be on alert in case the multi-directional fire moves closer to them. Currently, 6 to 12 mile per hour winds are moving the fire in a more northwesterly direction into the mountains. 637 fire personnel are on scene. [Find complete LAist coverage of the fire here]

Morris Fire
Since Tuesday, this fire has burned 2,168 acres in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa and Glendora, but only threatening a few lightly populated areas within the mountains. Firefighters have been able to contain it at 85 percent and expect full containment by Monday, explained Sanchez. 1,369 fire personnel are on scene. [Find complete LAist coverage of the fire here]

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Cottonwood Fire
2,200 acres have burned in the San Bernardino National Forest on the San Jacinto Mountains. It's only 10 percent contained with a voluntary evacuation in affect for residents of Bee Canyon. The fire began Thursday evening east of Hemet and west of Idyllwild, according to a pre-recorded message with the Forest Service's fire information line. [Find complete LAist coverage of the fire here]

Palos Verde Fire
The fire that began and caused the evacuation of over a thousand people Thursday night was knocked down earlier today after burning through 230 acres in Rancho Palos Verdes and surrounding areas, according to Supervisor Ed Pickett with LA County Fire. Three homes suffered light damage and total losses included a fence, a gazebo and an outbuilding. Street closures are basically back to normal as firefighters "mop up" the burned area. [Find complete LAist coverage of the fire here]