Wildfire in Southern CA forest grows by 500 acres
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire burning in the Angeles National Forest has grown by another 500 acres and fire officials have stepped up the response to fighting the blaze.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Angie Lavell said Monday that an incident management team was set up early in the morning to map out a long-term strategy to contain the 4,000-acre fire and to request additional firefighting resources.
The fire is currently five percent contained and is heading deeper into a wilderness area away from any structures.
Lavell said the Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at the Glendora High School for the visitors and residents at Camp Williams who were evacuated over the weekend to allow for clear passage of fire trucks.