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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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Tag Archives: L.A. Times
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
Here are a few links from the LA Times showing the extent of damage in La Cañada Flintridge due to the recent mudslides. So far the cabins in Big Tujunga Canyon have avoided this fate, although there has been damage … Continue reading
As predicted, the winter storms have caused damage to homes in the La Cañada Flintridge area. The LA Times has reported over 40 homes damaged and hundreds of people evacuated, with more of both likely given that another storm is … Continue reading
As reported by Paul Pringle at the LA Times A local House member says he will ask Congress to launch an inquiry next month into the U.S. Forest Service’s response to the Station fire, including a decision to withhold water-dropping … Continue reading