The Asuza fire is a 200 acre brush fire raging in Angeles National Forest, California and is now five percent contained as of this morning, The local fire department continues to drop water on the blaze.
In other flaming news as reported by The Inquisitr, a recent Jersey Shore fire had Snooki upset over the loss of her local bar.
Yesterday saw the evacuation of three homes on Foxtail Court and 20 other homes were on voluntary evacuation orders from the Asuza Police Department. Evacuation orders for the Azusa fire have since been lifted. The fire originated in San Gabriel Canyon and also caused a shut down of Huntington Drive and Encanto Parkway was used as the staging area for the helicopters.
Ground crews worked hot spots and cut containment lines throughout Monday afternoon and into the evening and as of Monday night the blaze lost momentum. As the fire started in Los Angeles County, their fire department was the first responder and they were soon joined by the U.S Forest Service.
Angeles National Forest spokesman Nathan Judy said “It’s looking really good right now”.
Authorities haven’t found the cause of the fire, but give a high percentage to the chance of human involvement. Judy reports that 94 percent of forest fires have a human origin.
500 firefighters in two shifts have worked on the Azusa fire so far, and it appears they are doing a great job, as no more evacuations have been announced.
No injuries were reported in the Azusa fire.
What do you think of the Azusa Fire Departments response?