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Azusa brush fire threatens homes, arson suspect identified

Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 01:53:50-04

UPDATE (Aug. 14, 10:45 p.m.)

UPDATE (Aug. 13, 7:00 p.m.)

Firefighters on Thursday afternoon are battling a brush fire that erupted in the foothills above Azusa, prompting evacuation orders for several nearby homes.

The Ranch Fire, which began about 1:30 p.m. near San Gabriel Canyon and Ranch roads. Azusa Police stated the immediate evacuation of the Mountain Cove community.

No injuries or structural damage were immediately reported.

Officials said the fire spread to at least 500 acres within less than three hours.