Diamond Bar Fire Evacuations

Despite improving wind conditions, the weekend fires in and around Los Angeles continue to threaten homes, with new evacuations at Diamond Bar.

The Freeway Complex fire that burned homes between Anaheim, Corona and Chino is now threatening homes in Diamond Bar with 1,400 residents evacuated in the Country Estates Community and the Country Park area.

A recent report in the LA Times quotes L.A. County firefighter Terry DeJournett saying that the Santa Ana winds reduced in intensity, stopping the fire from burning over the ridge into multimillion dollar houses in the Country subdivision, but the fire remains intense.

“The Santa Ana winds have almost died out” but may come back later, he said. “Right now we have a lot better opportunity to catch up with it and put it out.”

(photo: CBS2)