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LASD - Norwalk Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday September 3rd, 2009 :: 02:29 p.m. PDT


STATION FIRE UPDATE (Shelters, Evacuations, Community Meeting, Information)

LOS ANGELES (Thurs., Sept. 3, 2009 – 11:00 a.m.) – The Station Fire started off of Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) about one mile above Angeles Crest Fire Station around 3:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 26. Los Angeles County Fire reported that this fire has burned 144,743 acres (that area encompasses 226 square miles) and is 38 percent contained as of 8 a.m., Thur., Sept. 3. Approximately 10,000 residences are threatened at this time (500 commercial structures and 2000 outbuildings). Over 4,735 personnel are working the fire. 12 Helitankers, 7 helicopters, 11 air tankers (including the DC-10, the 747 and the Martin Mars), 433 Engines, 107 hand crews, and 60 dozers are all working the fire. 64 residences and recreational cabins have been confirmed as destroyed along with 3 commercial and 27 others. The Station Fire continues to actively burn
within the Angeles National Forest and near surrounding foothill communities of La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Acton, Soledad Canyon, Pasadena, Glendale and
Sierra Madre. The fire is moving into areas of the forest with no recorded fire history.
To date, helicopters have dropped 1.7 million gallons of water and 18,000 gallons of retardant. Air tankers have dropped 670,000 gallons of retardant and gel.

Two Los Angeles County firefighters were killed Sun., Aug. 30, as they were fighting the Station Fire.
Six injures have been reported. Law enforcement and Fire personnel are urging residents in the area to be ready to evacuate if you are near the fire boundary. Do not hesitate to move to a designated evacuation center.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger toured the burned area this morning, Thur., Sept. 3. The Governor proclaimed a state of emergency for Los Angeles County on Aug. 28.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency, Tuesday,September 1, due to the various wildfires.

Community Meetings/Station Fire Update:
· Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7:00 p.m., at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra
Madre Blvd., Pasadena, 91107
· Friday, Sept. 4, at 7:00 p.m., Azuza Senior Center, 740 N. Dalton Ave., Azuza

American Red Cross Shelters:

· Golden Valley High School
(27051 Robert C. Lee Pkwy - Santa Clarita, 91350)
· Marie Kerr Park Recreational Center
(2723 A Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, 93550)
· La Canada High School
(4463 Oak Grove Dr., La Canada Flintridge, 91011-3797)
· Verdugo Hills High School
(10625 Plainview Avenue, Tujunga, 91042)

Pet Evacuation Centers (Large and Small Animals)

· Pierce College
39055 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills (can only accept horses, donkeys and mules)
· Pasadena Humane Society
361 S. Raymond, Pasadena
· East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, 91405 - 888-452-7381
· Baldwin Park Shelter
4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park, 626-962-3577
· Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
2551 W. Avenue H, Lancaster (will accept all large animals)
· Lancaster Animal Shelter
5210 W. Avenue I, Lancaster (dogs)
· Agoura Animal Shelter
29525 Agoura Road, Agoura
· Castaic Animal Shelter
31044 N. Charlie Canyon Road, Castaic (cats)

Mandatory Evacuations:

Glendale: Dukmejian Wilderness Park
Pacoima Canyon: Little Tujunga Canyon Road between the Wildlife Way Station and Dillion Divide
Angeles National Forest: Entire eastern main body of the Angeles National Forest will be closed effective 12:00 p.m., Thursday, September 03, 2009, until full containment of the Station Fire.

Open to Residents Only:
City of Los Angeles:
· Riverwood
· Sister Elsie Canyon
· Blanchard Canyon

Information for Residents:
· LA – Emergency Alerts
· LA County 211
· L.A. County Department of Mental Health ACCESSS Center 1-800 854-7771
· American Red Cross-1 (866) GET-INFO
· For area closures and current evacuation information check out the Los Angeles County Fire web-site at Click on: “Ready! Set! Go!
For areas that may need to evacuate in the near future.
· In the event of an evacuation recommended by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, residents are urged to register their telephone and cellular numbers
at Alert LA County

LASD - Norwalk Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
12335 Civic Center Dr
Norwalk, CA 90650

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 562-863-8711

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