Crown Fire Grows to 13,000 Acres with 20% Containment
The large conflagration burning in the Leona and Antelope valley areas continues to grow as sunset and predicted forceful nighttime winds near. 10,000 acres had burned this afternoon and around 800 firefighters are on scene, L.A. County Fire Inspector Matt Levesque told KCAL-TV. No mandatory evacuations were in affect as of 4:35 p.m. A few minutes later, the TV station upped burned acreage to 13,000.
First reported on Thursday at 2:22 p.m., the Crown Fire was apparently sparked by workers in a vacant lot using a hammer to get nails out of a tire. It is 20 percent contained.