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Two Fires East Of LA

FireKTLA is reporting 2 Fast Moving Wildfires Burning in Angeles Forest

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE — A new fire has erupted in the Angeles National Forest.

The latest blaze is burning 5 miles north of La Canada Flintridge along Angeles Forest Highway.

The new fire is located to the west of the so-called Morris fire blaze that has been burning out of control on 750 acres near Azusa since Tuesday afternoon.

InciWeb has started reporting on the first fire

The Morris Fire started at 4:27 pm on Tuesday, August 25, 2006 and is burning in San Gabriel Canyon near Morris Dam on the Los Angeles River Ranger District.

The Enplan Wildfire Viewer, which uses satellite sensors to spot fires, has picked up on the Morris fire, but hasn’t marked it yet.

The daytime weather in the mountains is temperatures near 100° and humidity at around 9%. All that is missing is the winds. Steep terrain and Chaparral that hasn’t burned in a quarter century is a set up for a major wildfire. The lack of wind is causing the smoke to settle in the LA basin and sparking a health alert.