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Santa Clarita brush fire grows to 400 acres, shutting down 14 Freeway and forcing evacuations

A brush fire in Santa Clarita burned through 400 acres Sunday, shutting down a stretch of the 14 Freeway as authorities evacuated local residents. The fire had scorched just a single acre, burning at a “moderate” rate near Agua Dulce, when the Los Angeles County Fire Department first tweeted about it just after 3:30 p.m. But the flames later jumped the freeway, and the blaze exploded to 400 acres before 5 p.m. Dubbed the Soledad Fire, it broke out near Agua Dulce Canyon Road and the 14 Freeway, authorities said. It has the potential to burn through 1,000 acres, according to fire officials. By 5:30 p.m., local law enforcement officials had started evacuating residents between Agua Dulce Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road — in areas north and east of the freeway. #SoledadFire Evacuations being conducted between Escondido Canyon Road and Crown Valley Road. If you live near 14 fwy in these areas, be prepared to evacuate. @LACoFDPIO @LASDHQ @PalmdaleSheriff— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) July 6, 2020 The city of Santa Clarita tweeted a map showing which areas are under evacuation orders. UPDATE (5:40 pm): Please…

Tony-Nominated Broadway Star Nick Cordero Dies At 41 After Coronavirus Battle

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Tony-nominated Broadway star Nick Cordero has died after a lengthy battle with coronavirus. News of the 41-year-old’s death was confirmed by his wife, Amanda Kloots, on Instagram on Sunday. She said, “God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.” View this post on Instagram God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth. ⠀ I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday. ⠀ To Nicks extraordinary doctor, Dr. David Ng, you were my positive doctor! There are not many…

Brush fire near Agua Dulce grows to 400 acres, shutting down 14 Freeway and triggering evacuations

A brush fire in Agua Dulce burned through 400 acres Sunday, shutting down a stretch of the 14 Freeway as authorities evacuated local residents. The fire had scorched just a single acre, burning at a “moderate” rate, when the Los Angeles County Fire Department first tweeted about it just after 3:30 p.m. But the flames later jumped the freeway, and the blaze exploded to 400 acres before 5 p.m. Dubbed the Soledad Fire, it broke out near Agua Dulce Canyon Road and the 14 Freeway, authorities said. It has the potential to burn through 1,000 acres, according to fire officials. By 5:30 p.m., local law enforcement officials had started evacuating residents between Agua Dulce Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road — in areas north and east of the freeway. Check back for updates to this developing story. California Wild Fire #California #la #wildfire #SantaClarita #today #LatestNews #todaynews #soledadfire #LACoFD #brushfire #firefighters @lacfd VC: @atreddy pic.twitter.com/ipjGRhXDM2— sudheer reddy (@Sudheer_reddy_d) July 6, 2020 Check back for updates to this developing story.

LAPD seeks tips after 19-year-old dies in drive-by shooting in Wilmington

The Los Angeles Police Department pleaded for the public’s help Sunday in the investigation into the killing of a 19-year-old man gunned down in Wilmington hours earlier. Daniel Felipe Delgado was driving eastbound along the Pacific Coast Highway near Drumm Avenue around 1:45 a.m. when multiple rounds were fired from another vehicle, according to LAPD. Delgado was shot and later taken to a nearby hospital by first responders, police said. The 19-year-old died from his injuries. Police said the suspect’s vehicle has been described as silver but its make and model are not known. LAPD released a statement on the investigation early Sunday evening, calling for tips from the public several hours after officers first responded. No other details have been released as the investigation continues. Anyone with information can reach LAPD detectives at 310-726-7884 or 310-726-7887. Calls during non-business hours can be made to 877-527-3247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can reach L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

Fire Crews Battling Soledad Fire, Which Officials Says Has Potential For 1,000 Acres

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — A brush fire burning in Santa Clarita on Sunday afternoon near Soledad Canyon Road has shut down north and southbound lanes of the 14 Freeway. As of 4:46 p.m., the fire was 400 acres and the Los Angeles County Fire Department said it has the potential for 1,000 acres. The fire started burning roughly five to seven acres at 4 p.m. At last check, no structures were threatened and no injuries were reported. There was no word of any evacuations. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

Fire Damages Two Homes in Desert Hot Springs

Share this article:Firefighters Sunday were attempting to put out a blaze that burned a Desert Hot Springs home before damaging a neighboring home. The fire was reported at 3:17 p.m. in the 10000 block of Santa Cruz Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. First-arriving firefighters saw heavy flames and smoke coming out of the single-family home’s roof, fire officials said. The fire later damaged a neighboring home, though no injuries were reported. Fire Damages Two Homes in Desert Hot Springs was last modified: July 5th, 2020 by Contributing Editor

Detectives investigate deadly shooting in South L.A. neighborhood of Willowbrook

Detectives were investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in Willowbrook early Sunday, according to sheriff’s officials. The shooting was reported about 1:40 a.m. near 124th and South San Pedro streets in the unincorporated area of South Los Angeles, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. The suspect fled in a white vehicle, authorities said. Two men were suffering from gunshot wounds when deputies arrived — one of them was pronounced dead at the scene, the department said. He was 33 years old. Authorities said the other victim, a 31-year-old man, is in critical condition after being taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. They did not release any details about his injuries. The suspect fled the area in a white vehicle, according to sheriff’s officials. The department has not released any other information about the shooting or the circumstances surrounding it. The investigation remains ongoing, with no suspect in custody. Anyone with information can call the department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can reach L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

Trump to hold campaign rally in New Hampshire, where virus cases are declining

President Donald Trump plans to hold a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Saturday as he continues his push for in-person events amid the coronavirus pandemic. The rally is scheduled to take place at the Portsmouth International Airport at 8 p.m. ET, and “there will be ample access to hand sanitizer and all attendees will be provided a face mask that they are strongly encouraged to wear,” the campaign said in a news release. The event will be held at an airplane hangar at the Portsmouth International Airport, a campaign source tells CNN. Some of the crowd will be inside the hangar and, depending on the size of the crowd, it will overflow onto the tarmac outdoors, the source said. New Hampshire is one of the few states reporting a decline in coronavirus cases. Coronavirus cases are on the rise in 34 states over the past week, with 12 recording an increase of more than 50%, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. “We look forward to so many freedom-loving patriots coming to the rally and celebrating America, the greatest country in the history of the world,”…

21-Acre Brush Fire Burns Inside Irvine Regional Park, No Injuries Reported

ORANGE (CBSLA) — A brush fire burned through about 21 acres on Sunday afternoon inside Irvine Regional Park in Orange. The fire, which started near 1 Irvine Park Road, was reported around 12:30 p.m., according to the Orange County Fire Authority. It grew from 1.5 acres to an estimated 21 acres, taking nearly 100 firefighters about an hour and a half to stop forward progress on the flames. Firefighters are on scene at Irvine Regional Park of a 1.5 acre vegetation fire. The fire is not threatening any structures at this time. #ocfa pic.twitter.com/VzBMH1iRBs — OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) July 5, 2020 No injuries were reported, no structures were threatened and all animals inside the park were safe, fire officials said. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The park remains closed at this time as the investigation continues. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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