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Post Fire Consumes Over 15,000 Acres in Southern California

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Credit: Associated Press

A wildfire in Los Angeles County has forced the evacuations of hundreds of Californians from a state park. Here is the latest on this developing situation in Southern California.

Post Fire Forces Evacuations in Los Angeles County

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire, the Post Fire has scorched over 15,000 acres. As of Monday morning, the blaze is only 8% contained.

Cal Fire confirmed that there are 70 engines, two dozers, and 400 crew personnel fighting to get the fire under control. The fire got its start on Saturday afternoon in the area of Gorman, an unincorporated community located in the northwestern corner of Los Angeles County. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the wildfire.

Approximately 1,200 people had to be evacuated from Hungry Valley Park by the California State Park Services as the flames and smoke spread. The fire is responsible for damage to two commercial properties, according to an update from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


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