A brush fire erupted Monday above Azusa.Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations In Azusa « CBS Los Angeles
A Los Angeles County fire pilot initially saw smoke in the hills in the San Gabriel Canyon area off of N. San Gabriel Canyon Road and W. Sierra Madre Avenue shortly before 6 p.m.
However, he also referred to this area as The Azusa in his diary. Here roamed the Shoshonean Indian, locally known as the Gabrieleno when the area of Azusa was first inhabited by white immigrants and homesteaders. Their community was known as Asuksa-nga. It is said Azusa was derived from the Indian name.Azusa, CA - Official Website - Azusa History