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Winds Shift Station Fire Towards La Cañada Flintridge; Morris Fire at 60% Containment
The 350-acre Station Fire shifted directions this evening back down the hill towards the Angeles Crest Fire Station and La Cañada Flintridge, according to Forest Service officials.
"They're going to try to squash that as quickly as possible," said Rachel Mailo, a Fire Information Officer with the Angeles National Forest, over the phone. The LA Times notes that If it does reach the station, residential neighborhoods are about one mile further.
Earlier this afternoon, winds were pushing the blaze, which began Wednesday afternoon, in a north and northwesterly direction instead of the current southeasterly one. It remains at 10 percent containment.
20 miles to the east and above Azusa and Glendora, the Morris Fire has grown to 2000 acres and containment has reached 60 percent, Mailo said. A voluntary evacuation has been announced for places north of Valley of the Moon, a plantation area.