Fires Attack So-Cal Again from Moorpark/Fillmore to Norco

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on September 22, 2009 1:58 pm

Southern California is again under attack from forest fires.  A fire in the hills between Moorpark and Fillmore has grown rapidly to 1500 acres and is showing no signs of slowing, according to fire Capt. Ron Oatman.  Currently there are some 150 firefighters aided by air tankers and helitankers battling this blaze.

About 150 miles inland, another fire has flared up above homes near Ingalls Park in Norco.

Many parts of California are under “red flag” warnings issued by the weather service.  Extremely low humidity, high temps, and Santa Ana winds create the trifecta of dangerous conditions.

The original Station Fire, which burned 160,557 acres of Angeles National Forest, is 94% contained.  But, this morning, because of the red flag conditions, fire commanders pushed back the full containment date from this evening (Tuesday) to Thursday morning.

Map of Moorpark/Fillmore fire, click here

Photo from The Fillmore Gazette

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