Powerhouse Fire Burns Through Angeles National Forest

The Powerhouse Fire (CA) that began burning in the Angeles National Forest, blackening about 29,500 acres and destroying or damaging 15 homes, is not expected to be fully contained until a week from today, reports the Beverly Hills Courier. With containment at 40 percent as of late this morning, mandatory evacuations remain in effect for the communities of Lake Hughes and Elizabeth Lake and for parts of Green Valley, said Ron Ashdale of the U.S. Forest Service. About 2,000 people have been evacuated, and it was unclear how long the evacuation order would remain in place. "Fire officials are now developing a re-entry plan for evacuated residents," incident commanders said in a...

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