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LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE -- A raging brush fire burning in the Angeles National Forest north of La Canada Flintridge is expanding, according to fire officials.

Mandatory evacuations were in effect as 1,800 homes and 52 other buildings are threatened by the fast moving blaze.

By 11:30 p.m. Friday night, fire officials ordered immediate mandatory evacuations for residents to the east of Angeles Crest Highway on Greenridge Drive, Forest Green Drive, Ridge Court and Starlight Crest Drive as fires in the area continue to spread largely out of control, says Kevin Chun, the Director of Administrative Services for La Canada Flintridge.

The Station Fire, which broke out about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday near Angeles Crest Highway above La Canada Flintridge, had grown to 5,100 acres as of late this morning, according to the Angeles National Forest information office.

The blaze was listed as 5 per

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Added: Aug-29-2009 Occurred On: Aug-27-2009
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