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Catalina Island fire burns 30 acres

May 2, 2011 |  6:27 pm

A brush fire behind the Catalina Yacht Club burned at least 30 acres and for a time threatened structures on Catalina Island in one of several blazes sparked by hot, windy conditions throughout the region Monday.

In the Catalina fire, two helicopters were doing water drops and 100 firefighters were being sent to the island by barge from San Pedro, according to L.A. County Fire Department spokesman Matthew Levesque.

With high temperatures and gusty winds, other fires broke out near Pyramid Lake and in Ladera Heights. Also, the Los Angeles Fire Department said 50 firefighters and water-dropping helicopters put out a small brush fire this afternoon near  11111 N. Tujunga Canyon Blvd.


Record heat -- and record cold -- in Southern California

-- Andrew Blankstein
Twitter: @anblanx