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LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Friday June 7th, 2013 :: 09:01 p.m. PDT

Powerhouse Fire Update, June 7th, 2013 (8pm) LASD

Incident Update

Friday, June 7, 2013 8:30PM
Fire Information Line: (626) 574-5200
Fax Line: (626) 574-5204 Twitter @Angeles_NF

Location: Angeles National Forest, Lake Hughes, Elizabeth Lake and Green Valley

County: Los Angeles County

Start Date: May 30, 2013

Structures Destroyed: 30

Structures Threatened: 353

Acres: 30,274

Containment: 89%

Estimated Cost: 21,400,000

Current Situation:

Firefighters quickly extinguished a new fire start outside of the perimeter of the Powerhouse incident. This fire was held to one acre. Fire crews continue to work hard on the perimeter of the fire and many areas are now considered cold. Crews will continue to patrol 300 feet from the perimeter. Fire lines have been completed from Forsythe Canyon to Three Points. Variable winds shifted from the southwest in the morning, to the east in the afternoon. Early predictions suggest these gusts could test containment but firefighters were able to hold the lines.

Near the fire line, the temperature was 106 degrees with very low humidity. Despite the record temperature firefighters steadily made progress extinguishing hot spots, hauling out excess equipment, patrolling around structures and repairing fire suppression related impacts. Containment is at 89% and many firefighters are now returning to their home agencies.

Southern California Edison crews working over the past 4 days were able to restore power to all area residents today.

Fire Recovery Workshop at Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union Elementary
Tuesday, June 11th , 2013
16633 Elizabeth Lake Road
Lake Hughes, Ca 93532 3pm to 8pm

Area residents are encouraged to attend this workshop. Information will be provided regarding the scope of the fire damage. Services to aid homeowners and community members in recovery will also be provided.


LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
750 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550

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

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