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Short & Sweet
August 2011 marks the two-year anniversary of the Station Fire.
The Station Fire burned from August 26 to October 16, 2009. During that time 160,577 acres (251 sq mi; 64,983 ha) were burned, and 209 structures destroyed, including 89 homes.
The fire started in the Angeles National Forest near the U.S. Forest Service ranger station on the Angeles Crest Highway. Two firefighters were killed on August 30 while attempting to escape the flames when their fire truck plunged off a cliff.
The Station Fire was the worst wildfire in the history of Los Angeles County.
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LA Times investigation contradicts key assertions by the Forest Service about its response to the fire
Hot off the presses, here is another investigative article by Paul Pringle. Thanks Debra! ~B~ Aerial expert’s report on L.A. County’s biggest wildfire flies in the face of official review As Capt. Perri Hall watched helplessly, a blaze that had … Continue reading
Paul Pringle has done it again, bringing to light the cover-up in the USFS “investigation” of the Station Fire. For full details, go to the L.A. Times article: U.S. failed to fill order for aircraft in Station fire The agency … Continue reading
Updated June 12, 2010 In the fall of 2009, a remote wildlife camera captured the Station Fire moving through a canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains. The camera was one of two placed in the Arroyo Seco between JPL and … Continue reading
Editorial As 2009 comes to an end, I look back at all the changes it brought to so many forest dwellers. The Station Fire began modestly enough, but, like all things that cause great change, it caught everyone by surprise. … Continue reading
I suppose this is a “silver lining”, but…. ~B~ http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-singing-springs19-2009dec19,0,7220619.story