LOCKWOOD VALLEY-FRAZIER PARK, CA (Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.)—The fire, started just before 3 p.m., was unofficially under control by a little after 4 p.m. Six to eight homes were potentially threatened in the southward path of the fire, which officials were saying may have originated in a debris pile about 100 yards north of Curtis Trail. Neighbors leapt into action mounting tractors, Bobcats and quads. Property owners Brian Kehoe and Ken Stiles feverishly cut line around the fire until running out of diesel fuel. The cause of the fire will be under investigation.
LOCKWOOD VALLEY-FRAZIER PARK, CA (Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 3:10 p.m.)—A wind-driven brush fire is burning amidst ranch homes in Lockwood Valley, west of Adams Trail. Realtor Donna Read reports that the fire appears to be 2-3 acres in size. The fire is burning east of Chumash Trail, north of Mountain Lilac Trail and south of Chuchupate Trail. When asked whether any homes were threatened, Read said “I think so.”
A separate fire started earlier in the day just south of Maricopa School in Maricopa and was moving south, uphill. Fire crews were stationing equipment on Cerro Noroeste Road, several miles above the fire.
This is part of the April 25, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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