Freak Wildfires Hit County
It's bad enough when an Amtrak tour bus catches fire on I-5 and is destroyed by flames. Worse, however, would be if the blaze then sets off yet another Castaic-area wildfire -- which is what happened today. According to Associated Press, all nine bus passengers and their luggage, plus the driver, safely disembarked and took another bus. Meanwhile, firefighters were already battling a 45-acre brusher nearby. As of now, northbound traffic is at a standstill -- creating a perfect meltdown of weekend travelers stuck in high temperatures.
If this weren't wacky enough, the L.A. Times reports a grassfire charred eight acres in Monterey Park near the 710 Freeway, near Cesar Chavez Avenue -- a rare wildfire in what is a relatively urban area.
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