Wildfire grows in Azusa Canyon — 10 percent contained

Some reports have listed the Morris Fire at 700 acres this morning. The state’s Inciweb site maintains that the blaze has consumed 275 acres. 

As many as 600 firefighters are on scene. Sheriff’s personnel are conducting voluntary evacuations along East Fork Road as a precaution. Here’s the complete InciWeb update from 11 hours ago:

Incident Overview

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

Basic Information

Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Tuesday August 25th, 2009 approx 02:27 PM
Location Hwy 39 MM20 and MM21
Incident Commander Loring Buchwald

Current Situation

Total Personnel 600
Size 275 acres
Percent Contained 10%
Fuels Involved

Medium Brush and Chaparral


Terrain Difficulty


Current Weather

Wind Conditions 3 – 5 mph NW
Temperature 74 degrees

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