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Santa Anita Wildland Fire
The Santa Anita Fire is currently 400 acres and 30% contained. The Angles National Forest Fire Information Center can be reached at 626-821-6700. The City of Sierra Madre Public Information Line is 626-355-7135. Approximately 1,000 people have been evacuated from Oak Crest Drive across Carter Avenue to East Mira Monte Avenue, continuing down Mountain Trail Avenue, across Grandview Avenue to Santa Anita Avenue. The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Hart Park House, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. The number for the American Red Cross is 626-799-0841 x270.
|Incident Type||Wildland Fire|
|Date of Origin||04/26/2008 at 1500 hrs.|
|Location||City of Sierra Madre and Angeles National Forest (Los Angeles County)|
|Incident Commander||Dave Fiorella|
|Fuels Involved|| |
Brush, chapparal and light timber.
|Fire Behavior|| |
Slow to moderate rate of spread. Fire is terrain-driven, burning uphill into the Angeles National Forest (San Gabriel Mtns).
|Significant Events|| |
Significant progress has been made protecting homes on the southern end of the fire. There is still considerable work to be done constructing fireline to reach full containment.
|Planned Actions|| |
|Terrain Difficulty|| |
Very steep terrain with loose rock.
|Current Wind Conditions||2-5 mph SW|
|Current Temperature||94 degrees|
|Current Humidity||20 %|