SoCal Fires Rage On!
Posted by feww on September 1, 2009
500 km² consumed by out of control fire
The Fire in California Mainly…
- The Station Fire has more than doubled in size to about 110,000 acres burning completely out of control for a sixth day.
- Two fire crews were killed Sunday when they drove off the side of a road in the Mt. Gleason area, south of Acton.
- About 2,600 personnel are currently tackling the massive blaze.
- Fire destroyed 18 homes Sunday and at least three structures early Monday, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
- Two school districts canceled the first day of classes due to heavy smoke, which made breathing difficult.
LA Times Google Map of the Station Fire. Image may be subject to copyright. The areas shaded in yellow are (L-R) Acton/Agua Dulce area (evacuated), Cheseboro Road south of Mt Emma Road (evacuated), Juniper Hills neighborhood (under evacuation orders).
Towering Inferno. A structure burns during the Station Fire in the Big Tujunga canyon area of Los Angeles, California August 29, 2009. REUTERS/Gene Blevins. Image may be subject to copyright.
Smoke from the Station fire over the Angeles National Forest as seen from a hellicopter. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times /August 31, 2009). Image may be subject to copyright.
South of Dixieline? Flames burn near a cross during the Station Fire in the Big Tujunga area of Los Angeles, California August 29, 2009. REUTERS/Gene Blevins. Image may be subject to copyright.
What da fiia ma gonna do now? A deer walks through charred forest in the Angeles National Forest near Acton.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images /August 31, 2009). Image may be subject to copyright.
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