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Station Fire Prompts Evacuation of 500 Homes in La Canada Flintridge, Evacuation Center Set Up
The Station Fire in the National Angeles Forest has prompted the evacuation of 500 homes, Forest Service officials said tonight. Affected residences include those north of Vista del Valle Road and East of La Canada Blvd. (map), said fire spokesperson Rachel Mailo. The evacuation area is also extending into the La Canada Country Club area (map).
The evacuation center is located at Crescenta Valley High School at 2900 Community Avenue in La Crescenta.
The fire began Wednesday afternoon and has now burned around 500 acres with containment at 10 percent. Earlier today, the fire was spreading into the forest, but winds tonight shifted it southward towards the city.