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Fire evacuations are underway in La Canada Flintridge [Updated]

August 27, 2009 | 10:40 pm

The Station fire prompted authorities Thursday night to begin evacuating residents in La Cañada Flintridge neighborhoods near Angeles Crest Highway.

The evacuations were underway along Vista del Valle Road east of La Cañada Boulevard, the U.S. Forest Service said. An evacution center has been set up at La Crescenta High School.

The blaze, which has consumed more than 500 acres of dry chaparral, reversed direction along one flank and turned toward residential areas earlier Thursday.

[Updated at 10:56 p.m.: The fire has moved within three-quarters of a mile from neighborhoods in La Cañada Flintridge, where about 500 homes are under mandatory evacuation, the U.S. Forest Service said.]

--Robert J. Lopez

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