Skip to comments.Brush Fires Threatening Homes in California [Diamond Bar]
Posted on 11/03/2009 3:49:11 PM PST by La Enchiladita
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. A cluster of brush fires erupted along the fringes of suburban neighborhoods in eastern Los Angeles County on Tuesday.
Helicopters and SuperScooper airplanes roared low over homes to drop loads of water on the flames in hilly terrain just outside back yards. Lines of widely separated flame moved across rolling grasslands.
Weather appeared to be on firefighters' side, with little wind evident.
County Fire Inspector Steve Zermeno said reports of five to eight separate fires near State Route 60 came in about 11:45. The area is about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
About 150 firefighters were called in. County firefighters were being aided by local city departments.
Diamond Bar is a modern community, incorporated in 1989, with a population of about 58,000 spread over 15 square miles.
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A SigAlert was issued for the Diamond Bar Boulevard onramp to the eastbound 60 Freeway. The numbers 3 and 4 lanes were blocked, according to the California Highway Patrol.
I’ve been watching the threads for the elections and haven’t kept up with local news today! Is this still burning???
Sometimes it’s a torch, more commonly it’s a truck with some sort of mechanical problem. The latter’s probably more likely given that it’s along the freeway, and torches usually like to work in private.
The feed from scannerbuff.net is sounding pretty quiet, so they probably have a handle on ‘em.