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Street flooding threatens homes in La Crescenta [Updated]

Tom Smith lays sandbags in front of his mailbox on Sunday to protect it from rushing water

Heavy rain is flooding the 5300 block of Pineridge Drive in La Crescenta, threatening five or six homes, fire officials said.

The area lies just south of land burned by the Station fire in 2009.

No damage has been reported to the homes, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Art Marrujo. A fire engine is on the scene, and a crew is sandbagging the area to protect the homes.

"There could be potential damage if the water flow were to continue," Marrujo said. [Updated, 3:40 p.m.: A county fire dispatcher said the flooding threat on Pineridge Drive has been resolved for the moment.]

The water flow is clear, and there is no mud or debris coming from the hillside, Marrujo said.

-- Rong-Gong Lin II

Photo: Tom Smith lays sandbags in front of his mailbox Sunday to protect it from rushing water in an area below the 2009 Station fire burn area that is now in danger of flooding. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

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