Fire on Mount Wilson, Los Angeles, US

 

                           

FINAL UPDATE: The closure around the area has been lifted.

UPDATE 6: The fire is no longer active and is 70% contained but this week's heat wave might make things worse.

UPDATE 5: A body was discovered by the Montrose Search Team.

UPDATE 4: The following areas are closed:

Echo Mountain, Henninger Flats, Mount Lowe Campground, Valley Forge Campground, West Fork Campground, Devore Campground, Spring Camp Campground

All of the trails and roads within those closure areas are shut down, according to the Forest Service.

UPDATE 3: The fire is now 45% contained. There is still the danger of the fire being fanned by Santa Ana winds on Saturday.

UPDATE 2: The fire is 25% contained.

The fire is burning on terrain that is very steep and rocky and inacessible by foot.

UPDATE: The fire has spread over 20 acres.

The firefighters are working to contain the brush fire near the Observatory on Mount Wilson, in the San Gabriel Mountains, in Los Angeles, USA.

The blaze is estimated to be approximately six acres, but due to the fuels involved, the fire may be possible to grow up to 600 acres.

The reason of what caused the fire is still unknown.

This is a warning for an event in progress. We will return with updates when available.

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