The DC-10 super tanker flies above the hills on top of San Gabriel mountains in the Angeles National Forest, California, along highway 39 on Azusa Canyon September 2, 2012. Evacuations have been ordered in the surrounding areas as the fire has burned more than 3,600 acres with only 5 percent containment as of 9:00 pm (PST), according to the Angeles National Forest Department. (Photo : Reuters)
A wildfire and an earthquake hit the Los Angeles area over Labor Day weekend.
Authorities evacuated San Gabriel Canyon on Sunday as crews fought to control the 4,000 acres wildfire, CNN reported on Monday. The fire, which broke out on Sunday, forced thousands of hikers, campers and other outdoor enthusiast to stay away from the Angeles National Forest.
Like Us on Facebook
CNN reported that 50 residents and 1,000 campers were evacuated. The Angeles National Forest has between 10,000 and 12,00 visitors during the average holiday weekend, InciWeb stated. An evacuation center was opened in Glendora, Calif. by the Red Cross on Monday.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but CNN affiliate KTLA-TV reported that the fire was started when a car caught on fire. KTLA-TV also reported that 400 firefighters, along with six heavy air tankers and eight helicopters, were battling to contain the wildfire.
Williams Fire Map:
In nearby Beverly Hills, a minor earthquake greeted residents Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake, a 3.2-magnitude quake, occurred at 3:26 a.m. local time, the Los Angeles Times reported.
No damages were reported from the earthquake.