Take Two for June 3, 2013

Update on the Powerhouse Fire

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Six hundred firefighters from throughout Southern California are working to contain the 1,500-acre fire.

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A Lake Hughes home on Newview Road is one of several homes that have been destroyed by the Powerhouse Fire, which started on Thursday afternoon and has since burned thousands of acres.

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A burned-down home on Newview Road in Lake Hughes, seen through a burned fence.

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Helicopters carrying water fly over a Lake Hughes home that was destroyed. The fire continues to burn with 20 percent containment.

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A burned car sits in the driveway of a Lake Hughes home that was destroyed.

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A power line fell outside a Lake Hughes home. Homes in the area are without electricity and water.

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Dennis "Pop" Immel is a resident of Lake Hughes. He spent the night protecting his home. "I was running around going from section to section, and hosing and putting hot spots out," said Immel. Several of his neighbors homes are gone.


The Powerhouse Fire in the Angeles National Forest has burned nearly 30,000acres and destroyed six homes. Thousands of people have been evacuated and in some areas the fire has been fueled by brush that hasn't burned in 74 years. There are also other smaller fires burning throughout Los Angeles County.

For more, we've reached out to Angeles National Forest fire information officer Nathan Judy.
 


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