Summary: Los Angeles [USA], Sept 3 (ANI): A massive fire has burnt more than 5,000 acres in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.
Los Angeles [USA], Sept 3 ( ANI ): A massive fire has burnt more than 5,000 acres in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.
Los Angeles City: A 12-mile (19km) stretch of the 210 Freeway was closed Friday afternoon when a brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains
jumped the highway and threatened about 50 homes, triggering evacuations, authorities said.
Away from its strongholds in the western Santa Monica Mountains, San Gabriel Mountains, and Santa Ana Mountains, the western gray squirrel is resident locally in both the Santa Susana and the Verdugo Mountains, in Griffith Park, in low hills at the eastern periphery of the San Gabriel Valley and in Claremont, and along the Santa Ana River canyon near Yorba Linda.
Also, DSC and colleagues made site visits (30 min--2.5 hrs in duration) on 21 dates to 32 different locations in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, the west San Gabriel Valley, and in the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills north of Glendale following up on reports and checking all accessible lowland areas with appropriate habitat.
griseus in both the Verdugo Mountains and the adjacent San Rafael Hills are isolated from the San Gabriel Mountains to the north by Interstate 210 and by dense residential development along Foothill Blvd.
Away from its main strongholds in the western Santa Monica Mountains, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the Santa Ana Mountains, small, isolated populations persist only in the Santa Susana Mountains, Griffith Park, the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills, the San Jose Hills, the Chino Hills, at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont, and in Redlands/Yucaipa.