Fire at 32,000 acres *


* Updated through the afternoon

The fire front in the San Gabriels stretches 19 miles east to west, with containment essentially at nil. Previously evacuated area in La Cañada Flintridge have reopened, but new evacuations were ordered in the Acton area of all residences to the south of Soledad Canyon Road from Highway 14 to Crown Valley Road and all residences in Alison Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to Soledad Canyon Road. On state highway 14, the ramps are closed at Soledad Canyon in Canyon Country, Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Escondido Canyon, Red Rover Mine Road and Crown Valley Road.stationfiremap.jpeg Horses displaced by the fires can be taken to Pierce College as well as Hansen Dam. Small animals can be taken to La Canada High School. Here's the updated Angeles National Fore incident report with a link to the map.

Photo from the Acton area on KNBC 4's website, which has a rundown of evacuation areas and school closures.

Room with a view: Mt. Wilson observatory cam

Former L.A. TV news anchor John Beard, this morning on Twitter:

Are LA TV Stations not doing live fire coverage (with lives at risk) because they spent so much on excessive Michael Jackson coverage?

Will LA tv take another day off as fires thrtn hmes and lives? Does anybody in mgmnt have the guts to spnd $$ to give viewers critical info

The pyrocumulus clouds of smoke and water vapor that have been visible from the L.A. basin are said to have reached over 25,000 feet in altitude at times. "Weather radar screens as far away as San Diego could spot of smoke and water vapor towering over northern Los Angeles," say KNBC and City News Service.

The Forest Service has a Facebook page for the Station Fire.

Media advisory: Press Conference at the Incident Command Post at Hansen Dam at 7:30 p.m.

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