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Containment of 59-Square-Mile Sand Fire in Santa Clarita Area Increases to 25 Percent

As a state of emergency was declared Tuesday, firefighters appear to be gaining control of the Sand Fire, which has been burning in the Santa Clarita area since Friday. 676 more words

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Firefighter Whose Home Burned in 2009 Blaze Loses Home in Sand Fire

A firefighter who had previously lost a home in a major 2009 blaze lost another home in the Sand Fire, which has scorched more than 50 square miles in the eastern Santa Clarita area, officials said. 238 more words

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Sand Fire Spreads Toward Acton, Where Some Residents Have Been Evacuated

The Sand Fire began pushing toward Acton on Sunday when winds whipped up flames. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 25, 2016. 22 more words

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Sand Fire: Firefighting Efforts Hampered by Residents Not Following Evacuation Orders, Officials Say

Residents failing to heed mandatory evacuation orders are hampering the efforts of firefighters batting the raging Sand Fire, authorities said Monday.

Some of the 18 homes destroyed in the… 494 more words

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Sand Fire: Drone Activity Over Burn Area Prompts Warning From Officials

Recent drone activity over the Sand Fire burn area prompted officials to issue a warning Monday as firefighters continued to battle the raging blaze, which has scorched approximately 52 square miles in the Santa Clarita area. 282 more words

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Sand Fire Burns 55 Square Miles, Destroys 18 Homes; Some Residents Allowed to Return Home

Some residents affected by a wildfire burning in the Santa Clarita area were allowed to return home Monday evening as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that has scorched more than 35,000 acres, or about 55 square miles in the Angeles National Forest. 948 more words

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Sand Fire Map (Modis Thermal Satellite + Topo)

I finally came across a map that I find helpful for understanding the rough boundaries of a current fire in relation to a topographic map which gives me a better sense of what trails have burned or may be in imminent danger of burning than other maps I’m aware of. 151 more words