On Thursday, July 30, local authorities ordered mandatory evacuations for residents and campers in the vicinity of the Dam Fire in Angeles National Forest (California) near Azusa. Residents in homes north of Morris Dam to Crystal Lake and campers in the West Fork area have been ordered to evacuate. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department also warned residents along Highway 39, which has been closed, to prepare to evacuate. The fire broke out around 14:00 (local time) in a remote area along San Gabriel Canyon Road and has grown to around 240 acres. Around 250 Angeles National Forest firefighters and 100 Los Angeles County firefighters with three water-dropping helicopters were tackling the blaze, which was zero percent contained as of Thursday afternoon.
Further spread of the fire is possible in the near term. An emergency response presence and localized transportation disruptions, namely road closures, should be anticipated in the affected areas.
Individuals in the vicinity of the fire are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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