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  • Fire near Acton burns more than 500 acres; evacuations ordered [Updated]

     
    A fire near Acton has burned more than 500 acres, prompting a large response from firefighters battling to protect homes. [Updated at 6:32 p.m.: The fire forced the evacuation of Leona Valley, an unincorporated town of 2,200 people west of......
  • Heightened fire concern in L.A. County foothills, mountains

     
    Dry weather and gusty offshore winds will pose a heightened fire risk Thursday and Friday in the foothills and mountains of Los Angeles County, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Although the weather service does not.......
  • High temperatures across Southern California

     
    Temperatures climbed well above 100 Thursday in inland areas across Southern California. In Los Angeles County, temperatures reached 106 in Chatsworth, 110 in Acton and 107 in Palmdale, according to the National Weather Service. Ojai in Ventura County...
  • Feelin' hot, hot, hot! Another scorcher is forecast; thunderstorms, lightning, hail, brush fires are possible [Updated]

     
    Another broiling day is forecast for Southern California on Friday, bringing with it chances of more thunderstorms, lightning and brush fires. More photos. The National Weather Service has extended its extreme heat advisory though at least Saturday night....
  • Brush fire erupts near the 14 Freeway in Acton [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles County firefighters are trying to put out a brush fire near the 14 Freeway in Acton. The two-alarm blaze was reported shortly before 3 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Escondido Canyon and Hubbard roads, and about 200......
  • Fallen firefighters honored

    Los Angeles County officials on Monday dedicated a section of the Angeles Forest Highway in honor of two firefighters who died last year while battling the Station fire. The 25-mile stretch of mountainous roadway, which cuts through the Angeles...
  • Crown Fire Evacuation and Road Closure Information

    Crown Fire Evacuation and Road Closure Information
    PALMDALE -- Some 2,000 homes were evacuated as a result of the 'Crown Fire' that is burning out of control west of Palmdale in northern Los Angeles County. As of Friday morning, all evacuation orders have been lifted. Rancho Vista residents have been...
  • Fire near Palmdale threatens SoCal power supply

    Fire near Palmdale threatens SoCal power supply
    Firefighters are making an aggressive air attack against a large brush fire burning west of Palmdale that's threatening the power supply to all of Southern California. The "Crown Fire" near the 14 Freeway in Agua Dulce has chewed through more than 8,...
  • Leonard Finch, Anita Monson

    Leonard J. Finch Jr. Leonard J. Finch Jr., a former president of the La CaƱada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, died July 1 at the age of 96. Born July 5, 1914 in Pasadena, Finch graduated from Hollywood High School, Los Angeles Junior College and USC'...
  • Storm Brings Lightning, Hail to Northeastern L.A. County

    Storm Brings Lightning, Hail to Northeastern L.A. County
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Southern California was expected to endure another round of wet weather Wednesday after a storm system brought a mix of rain, hail and thunderstorms to parts of the region. Thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys...
  • Brush Fire Contained After Threatening Homes in Acton

    Brush Fire Contained After Threatening Homes in Acton
    ACTON, Calif. (KTLA) -- Fire crews have fully contained a 100-acre brush fire near Hubbard Road and Escondido Canyon Road in Acton. The fire erupted just after 11:00 a.m. Thursday in a sparsely populated area and burned about 52 acres. It destroyed a...