The wildfires burning in the Los Angeles National Forest just north of LA continue to rage and yesterday claimed the lives of two firefighters.
Two firefighters were killed when they drove off the side of a treacherous road in the Mt. Gleason area, south of Acton, around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, said Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief Mike Bryant. They were later identified as Arnaldo Quinones, 35, of Palmdale and Tedmund Hall, 47, of San Bernardino County.
More than 12,500 homes are threatened and at least 6,000 are under mandatory evacuation. Currently the fire is only 5% contained as California is throwing everything they’ve got at it. These communities are currently being evacuated and/or are under high alert: Mount Wilson, La Canada Flintridge, Altadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Acton and Pasadena.
Follow the latest wildfire news from the LA Times. They’ve also setup a Google map showing the fire, evacuation areas, and shelters.
View Los Angeles County fires north of La Canada Flintridge, Altadena in a larger map
Those in alert areas should prepare to evacuate at a moments notice. Do not stay at home. A couple thinking they would be protected by sitting in their jacuzzi suffered 3rd degree burns and are lucky to be alive.
Bless everyone effected by this and hopefully the fire will be contained this week without further damage.