160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Copper-wire theft has become one of the Antelope Valley’s fastest-growing crimes, according to law enforcement officials, who say thieves find it relatively easy to go unnoticed in the vast open desert, then have little difficulty selling the stolen wire to recycling centers. email@example.com (661) 267-7802 LANCASTER – Firefighters extinguished a small blaze Tuesday morning in west Lancaster that county Fire Department officials believe was caused by thieves attempting to steal copper wire. The fire was discovered about 6:50 a.m. at a Southern California Edison power line near 100th Street West and Avenue G, fire Inspector Jason Hurd said. The fire burned along a patch of grass, 100 feet by 6 feet, in an open desert field. Hurd said firefighters found gloves and rope cutters near the site of the blaze, suggesting an attempt to steal copper wire.
Liverpool were looking good for a half time lead over Everton, but then with the break looming up cropped their tendency to lose the plot defensively.The Toffees were given too much time to deliver a right wing cross, which Emre Can played into the path of Martin Skrtel, leading to Romelu Lukaku pouncing for an Everton equaliser.Here is how Liverpool fans reacted on social media to the Reds’ first half Merseyside derby calamity.[View the story “Liverpool fans react to Everton equaliser ” on Storify] 1 Liverpool players look dejected after conceding a first half equaliser to Everton