Evacuations Ordered as Wildlife Burns North of LA

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Glendora police say officers are going door to door ordering residents to leave Thursday morning as flames fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds spit embers into smoke-choked neighborhoods.

The blaze has charred at least 30 acres above a neighborhood abutting a canyon of Angeles National Forest, just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora. The wilderness area is about 25 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

TV news helicopters spotted embers igniting palm trees in residential yards as firefighters with hoses beat back flames lapping at the edges of homes.

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