GREEN VALLEY, Calif., – A wildfire ignited the Angeles National Forest just 20 miles north of Valencia late Thursday afternoon, threatening many homes and families in the cities of Green Valley, Lake Elizabeth and Acton.
The blaze started around 4 p.m. when power lines went down near the water power station located on the canyon. The fire has burned close to 1,000 acres and has destroyed at least two structures.
Firefighters are still on site battling the fire, which has now reached both sides of the canyon road. L.A. County Sheriffs are on site along with close to 20 fire trucks and help from as far north as Porterville and as far south as Monrovia.
The rural city of Green Valley is under mandatory evacuation and fire crews will be working all night on the fire.