Shoemaker Fire: Firefighters at Angeles National Forest Blaze; About 60 Acres

The Shoemaker Fire burning out in the Angeles National Forest on Thursday, according to reports;

Firefighters are currently responding to the blaze, which is said to be about 60 acres in size.

The area is located north of La Verne and is east of the San Gabriel Reservoir, KTLA reported. It’s also burning near East Fork Road and Glendora Mountain Road.

“.@LACoFireAirOps using water behind San Gabriel Dam to combat #ShoemakerFire. No @LACoWater facilities currently threatened,” the LA Co Public Works Twitter account wrote.

And the Angeles National Forest Twitter said, “Initial attack underway for fire near upper East Fork RD. Currently at 60 acres. More info to come. #wildfire.”

The Associated Press update:

Wildfire burning in forest near Los Angeles 

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire has burned about 60 acres of brush in the Angeles National Forest but so far no homes or buildings are threatened.

A forest spokesman, John Wagner, says the fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday above the foothill city of Glendora northeast of Los Angeles.

Aircraft are helping ground crews battle flames in hot, dry weather.

There’s no word on what sparked the blaze.

AP update on string of vehicle fires in Ventura 

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a string of vehicle fires in Ventura are believed to be arson.

The Ventura County Star reports (http://bit.ly/XkFOMA ) Thursday that police detectives and arson investigators with the fire department are examining four incidents since Aug. 7.

In each case, a fire was set overnight inside vehicles in the Ventura Avenue area.

Damage was listed as from minimal to major.

Police say all of the vehicles were unlocked and parked on the street overnight.

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