Palmdale Fire Burns 250 Acres - Mop Up Operations Underway
By Pablo Pereira, Meteorologist / Reporter / Web Producer - bio | email
Still calling 200+ acres. Little change. Knockdown very close. Mainly hotspots left. Will begin mop up operations.
LA County fire spokesman Capt. Mark Savage says the fire was reported just after 9 p.m. Tuesday in Palmdale, where temperatures are in the upper 70s and winds are at about 10 mph, gusting up to 20 mph.
The area has ranch homes that firefighters are working to protect, but none have burned, the blaze is moving away from them and no evacuations have been ordered.
About 200 firefighters are at the scene, and helicopters flying in the darkness are dropping water.
The blaze is burning three miles west of State Route 14 and about four miles west of downtown Palmdale, a city of 150,000 people.
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