Latest California Fire Strikes North Of Azusa


Azusa residents noticed a blaze around noon on Sunday, Sept. 9 just off of Highway 39.

Near the San Gabriel Reservoir around East Fork Road, a 166 acre fire forced two campgrounds to evacuate.

Three firefighters had minor injuries.

Two firefighters had a heat related injury while the third was injured in the leg by a falling rock, spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service, Nathan Judy said.

Judy said no structures were threatened and firefighters helped stranded drivers through a typically closed section from Route 39 to the Angeles Crest Highway.

One road sign on Highway 39 shows East Fork and Crystal Lake as open, despite a closed road ahead. Photo Credit: Joshua Sanchez/SAC.Media.
A lone cautionary sign remains as the canyon narrows. After several more twists and turns, the Morris and San Gabriel Reservoirs will appear on the right. Photo Credit: Joshua Sanchez/SAC.Media.

It was contained 54 percent at 166 acres, with an unknown cause as of 7 pm. Monday Sept. 10.

It is expected to be contained by Friday, Sept. 14 according to the incident information system.

Other coverage can be found at the LA Times, ABC 7, and Patch.