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Palmdale Fire Air Support 7/30/2010

Water dropping helicopters and a 747 tanker work over the Crown fire near the Anaverde Community.

Crown Fire Explodes North of Los Angeles

A fire that began yesterday at 2:22 p.m.north of Los Angeles, California has grown to 8,000 acres in just over 18 hours. The Crown Fire burned fast through dry brush and grass west of Palmdale with flame lengths up to 50 feet pushed by 20 mph winds. The blaze is currently at 5% containment, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD).

The extreme fire behavior overnight forced officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders for 2,000 homes in the Leona Valley, Anna Verde, Ritter Ranch and Rancho Vista areas, according to KABC-TV.

As of Friday morning, mandatory evacuations were lifted for all 4,000 residents that were sent to evacuation centers, accord

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Added: Jul-31-2010 Occurred On: Jul-30-2010
By: bellava
Tags: crown, fire, palmdale, california, air, support, helicopter, 747, tanker
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