Angeles National Forest Wildfire Rages
|Site of Morris Fire|
Both sides of Highway 39 above Azusa were reported by Associated Press to be ablaze. Calls to the fire's media line in Arcadia have not been returned. Earlier this month the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and others reported on plans to use federal stimulus money to build new fire stations near the area now burning.
With some exceptions, Southern California has been lucky this summer with its fires. (The fire-danger gauge on the Angeles National Forest's Web page is still stuck on its July 12 setting of "Very High" -- the third from the highest level.) With Labor Day weekend approaching in two weeks, that good fortune could change as many Angelenos head for the very dry and dangerous hills.