More Homes Evacuated As SoCal Wildfire Burns Out Of Control

SIERRA MADRE, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say another round of
evacuations is under way for residents in the foothills near Pasadena as a wildfire continues to burn out of control.

Elisa Weaver of the Arcadia Fire Department says 200 hundred homes were evacuated Saturday night and residents from 100 other
properties were being told to leave Sunday.

The wildfire is smoking and burning its way through about 350 acres of dense brush near Sierra Madre, a San Gabriel Mountains foothill community of about 11,000 popular with artists.

Weaver says the fire is about 5 percent contained and is being tackled by 400 firefighters, aided by two helicopters with two air tankers on the way.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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