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Evacuation orders remains in LA area wildfire

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 00:41

Jan. 18 - As firefighters continue to battle a wildfire near Los Angeles, mandatory evacuation orders remain in place for some residents. Linda So reports.

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As firefighters in California work to contain a dangerous wildfire near Los Angeles, some families still haven't been allowed to return to their homes. Those living in the Mountain Cove community in Azusa had to spend another night away. SOUNDBITE: RESIDENT DANIEL HAMMAND, SAYING: "They're doing what they can do. I need to go get some rest." With the fire 30 percent contained, evacuation orders remain in place for this foothill community because of fears of a flare up. Some residents got a police escort back to their homes to grab necessities like medication and clothes. SOUNDBITE: RESIDENT JOSEPH ALLEVATO, SAYING: "We had very little time to grab anything yesterday so it was a little bit harrowing." The fire has so far burned five homes and scorched 1,900 acres.

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Evacuation orders remains in LA area wildfire

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 00:41