Santa Anita fire near Sierra Madre, California

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The news is full of coverage of the 490-acre fire in southern California near the city of Sierra Madre. About half of the acres are in the city, and the other half are in the Angeles National Forest. Approximately 1,000 people have been evacuated from Sierra Madre residences.

The fire made a run in the early morning hours, crossing some fire lines, coming within a few yards of houses, and sending an ember shower onto the roofs of some homes. This reduced the containment from 30% to 23% as of 9 AM local time today.

HERE is a link to a live web camera on Mount Wilson above the fire.

Photo courtesy of CNN; map produced by the incident, 4/27/2008 @ 2000.