Palmdale California Crown Fire Approaching Homes: Map
In Palmdale California the Crown Fire Has Jumped the California Aqueduct and is Approaching Homes
The Crown Fire is spreading quickly due to the strong winds, and although no homes have been damaged at this time, the fire is threatening some homes in Palmdale. It has burned nearly 6,000 acres according to the LA Times, and evacuation orders have been issued for the communities of Ana Verde and Leona Valley has been evacuated already.
The Briggs fire has burned over 350 acres south of the 14 Freeway at Indian Canyon Truck Trail and Briggs Road.
The Tehachapi fire is about 50 percent contained at the time of publication and the Bull fire is about 55 percent contained but efforts are slowed by the rocky terrain. The West fire is about 46 percent contained with about 1,685 acres burned.
The city of Palmdale has opened the Marie Kerr Recreation Center as an Evacuation Center.
- Palmdale Fires: Evacuation Shelter Information
- Palmdale Fires: Evacuation Information phone no. 661-510-8749
Hundreds of firefighters are working in the region to battle the flames.
“Each time we have one of these fires in California, it points up the need for better planning and education about prevention,” says Ms. Hand, who has long been active in a new general plan for the city, promoting smart-growth principles. “There needs to be a giant education campaign that instructs people that if you are going to live in these areas, you have to behave responsibly and are obligated to make your house fire safe.”