Leona Valley Fire Chars 400 Acres, Damages Home
A fire in the Leona Valley tore through 400 acres of heavy brush Monday, damaging a large home and destroying 10 smaller buildings and 15 vehicles but causing no major injuries, fire officials said.
The fire was 60% contained by 8 p.m. and full containment was expected by midnight.
It began about 3:40 p.m. near Lonesome Valley Road and 107th Street West, and was quickly spread through heavy hillside brush by 15 m.p.h. winds, roaring north across the valley floor to the homes and ranches that line Elizabeth Lake Road.