Sharp fire: Blaze in steep Angeles National Forest terrain grows to 100 acres

<br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood has now&nbsp;covered 100 acres, but firefighters have been able to make some headway as the fireline moves southeast away from the town.</p> <p>The Sharp fire had already <a href="http://www.glendalenewspress.com/news/tn-gnp-sharp-fire-near-wrightwood-doubles-in-size-20130809,0,5629139.story">doubled in size to 60 acres overnight</a>. There are&nbsp;380 firefighters assigned to the blaze, which is moving in steep, inaccessible terrain, the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sharp-fire-blaze-grows-20130809,0,6039738.story">Los Angeles Times reported</a>.</p> <p>The fire, first reported about 12:15 p.m. Thursday, prompted officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders for Mojave Scenic and East Canyon drives&nbsp;south from Lone Pine Canyon Road to Buckthorn, Slippery Elm and Mahogany roads.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s pushing away from the town, for now,&rdquo; said Ryan Carey, an information specialist for Angeles National Forest.</p> <p>So far, no injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged, he added.</p> <p>Relatively low winds and a steady air attack from above were assisting the firefighting effort, Carey said, but those conditions could change later in the day. The &ldquo;critical period&rdquo; would be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when winds tend to pick up, he added.</p> <p>Meanwhile, firefighters are working to overcome the steep and rocky terrain where the flames are burning in the Angeles National Forest.&nbsp;</p> <p>"They&rsquo;re focusing on doing water drops, putting in hand crews, just suppressing the fire pretty much, hitting it hard," said Shaun Rollman, spokesman with the U.S. Forest Service.&nbsp;</p> <p>A&nbsp;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/topic/disasters-accidents/relief-aid-organizations/american-red-cross-ORCIG000010.topic">Red Cross</a>&nbsp;evacuation center has been set up at Serrano High School, 9292 Sheep Creek Road, in Phelan.<br /><br />-- Jason Wells and Emily Foxhall, Los Angeles Times<br /><br /><strong>ALSO:</strong><br /><br /><a class="mv_block" href="http://www.lacanadaonline.com/news/tn-vsl-me-notable-la-canadan-alice-spence-dies-20130807,0,864519.story">Notable La Ca&ntilde;adan Alice Spence dies </a></p> <p><a class="mv_block" href="http://www.lacanadaonline.com/news/tn-vsl-me-lchs-teens-roar-to-help-animals-20130807,0,4981866.story">LCHS teens ROAR to help animals </a></p> <p><a class="mv_block" href="http://www.lacanadaonline.com/news/tn-vsl-me-la-canada-crime-diamond-gold-and-pearl-jewelry-stolen-in-home-burglary-20130808,0,2994610.story">La Ca&ntilde;ada Crime: Diamond, gold and pearl jewelry stolen in home burglary </a></p>

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