Fire coverage Day 4

First off, a couple of links:

A personal observation from a guy who has a photo of an interesting street sign in Pico Rivera.

Wildfire Today with an update.

Things are rapidly returning to normal near the burn area. The buzz around the newsroom is that for all intents and purposes, the Santa Anita fire is over.

Some highlights:
According to Janette Williams, NPR is reporting that residents are being allowed to return to their homes this morning.

The Foothill Cities Blog, which covered the blaze early and comprehensively, has gone back to including non-fire related posts.

I noticed the KFI made no mention of the blaze at either 7:30 a.m. or 8 a.m.

The fire command post has moved east to Santa Fe Dam, even though the fire was reported moving west toward Pasadena. And, according to a press release from Pasadena CIty spokeswoman Ann Erdman there were voluntary evacuations on four streets near Hastings Ranch.

Some totals from the inciweb report:

As of Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 6:00 a.m. PST, the Santa Anita Fire has burned 538 acres north of Sierra Madre, CA. Approximately 234 acres are on National Forest System land within the Angeles National Forest, and 304 acres are within the corporate boundary of the City of Sierra Madre (see fire progression map posted to this site).

The fire is currently 57% contained, with most of the containment in the area surrounding Sierra Madre residences and along the eastern edge of the burned area .

Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the fire at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2008.

Fire information is available 24 hours/day by calling the Angeles National Forest Fire Information Center at 626-821-6700. The City of Sierra Madre Public Information can be reached at 626-355-7135.

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