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LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Saturday July 31st, 2010 :: 12:31 p.m. PDT


CROWN FIRE - Comprehensive update, road closures, and important website links.

Assistant Fire Chief Luke Claus, Los Angeles County Fire Department, said, "We are still maintaining an effort to ensure that all active fires are extinguisehd within 100 feet of the perimeter of the fire. Fire department structure protection groups are in place to respond to threats to homes and structures.

With the winds and very hot and dry conditions, we are remaining very vigilent in watching over the current fires, as well as watching out for possible new fires."

Lieutenant Ken Wright, Incident Commander, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said, "With the increasing stabilization of the fire situation and reduced likelihood of emergent evacuations, the deployment of Sheriff's Department response teams from sheriff's stations outside the Antelope Valley is being scaled back. Three Sheriff's Department teams remain deployed to assist fire assets as needed.

There have been no arrests and the cooperation of the public has been exemplary. Sheriff's personnel from distant stations have reported a warm welcome by area residents who expressed appreciation as they delivered cold water, pizza and popsicles."

Palmdale Sheriff's Station Captain Bobby Denham expressed his appreciation to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and fire fighting personnel from across the state. "Cooperation between fire personnel; law enforcement; other allied public service personnel, including Palmdale's Office of Public Safety; and the public all contributed to getting a handle on the fire in a timely manner."

Captain Denham was also appreciative, but not surprised, by the cooperation given by residents who have demonstrated a great community spirit during this and past incidents.


Status as of Saturday, July 31, 2010, noon.

· Incident Start Date: Thursday, July 29,2010 Time: 1432 hours

· Start Location: End of Anthony Road, Agua Dulce

· Cause: Under Investigation/Two Men removing tire from car rim.
LACoFD and LASD Investigating

· Activity Today: Fuel and wind driven fire in mixed chaparral and light grass
Burning in a north-north east direction

· Acres: 14,000

· Containment: 62%

· Personnel: 1,700+

· Engines: 250

· Camp Crews: 16

· Aircraft: (1) DC-10, (4) Air Tankers, (6) Helo's

· Injuries: Total of Three firefighters-(2) minor and (1) bee sting

One deputy sheriff - smoke inhalation, treated and released

· Structures Destroyed: (4) residences-(5) out buildings

· Structures Threatened: 2,500 residences-(50) commercial, (100) outbuildings

· Evacuations:
Hard closure-
East Leona Valley-Approx. 20 homes
Elizabeth Lake Rd. between 25th St West and Godde Hill

Access to Elizabeth Lake Rd. via Godde Hill and Bouquet is closed. Godde Hill becomes 60th St. West from Ave. N south to Elizabeth Lake Road.

The entire Ana Verde area is open as of 9:15PM, Friday, July 30, 2010

Residents advised to Shelter in Place-Approx. 500 homes:
Rancho Vista Blvd. between 30th West and 50th West

Ana Verde, Rancho Vista, and Shannon communities are restricted to residents only.

Evacuation Centers

(OPEN) Marie Kerr Park 2370 W. Rancho Vista, Palmdale
(CLOSED) ---Agua Dulce Elementary mn 11311 W. Frescati St., Agua Dulce

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) currently has approx. 30 sheriff's deputies deployed to conduct security missions over the threatened areas. Additionally, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers are assisting with traffic control.

City of Palmdale <>

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Assistant Fire Chief Luke Claus, Los Angeles County Fire Department <>

Sergeant Jim Sully, Emergency Operations Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Lieutenant Ken Wright, Incident Commander, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Captain Mike Parker, Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department <>

Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
750 E Ave Q
Palmdale, CA 93550

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-272-2400

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