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LASD - Norwalk Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Tuesday September 1st, 2009 :: 11:47 a.m. PDT




09-01-2009- 1000

Event Name: 2009 August Wildfires

Station Fire:

The Station Fire is now estimated to be 121,762 acres and 5 percent contained. Winds are expected to shift from the northeast to the southwest this afternoon and increase to 30 mph on the ridge top, which is expected to increase fire activity later in the day and push the fire in a northeast. There is a possibility of later afternoon thunderstorms over the San Gabriel Mountains that could result in strong downbursts of wind and thunder cells which could affect firefighting operations.

The goals of the firefighters are to keep the fire west of Highway 39 and Angeles Crest Highway, east of Interstate 5, south of Highway 14, Pearblossom Highway, and Highway 138, and north of the foothill communities and the Angeles National Forest Boundary. Steep terrain, old growth brush and hot dry weather are factors that drive fire activity.

Firefighters are working to build fire line and protect structures within areas affected by the fire. Areas of concern include the communities of Juniper Hills, Little Rock and Pearblossom. The Little Tujunga area is still active fire area as is Mt. Wilson.

An estimated 53 residences have been lost; 4,300 structures are under mandatory evacuation orders. Firefighting costs are estimated at over $13 million; 3,655 personnel assigned to incident. A new Fire camp has been set up at Central Park in Santa Clarita.

Open Shelters:

1. La Canada High School; 4463 Oak Grove Dr., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 Overnight Population 17

2. La Crescenta Valley High School; 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214 Overnight Population 19

3. Verdugo Hills High School; 10625 Plainview Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042 Overnight Population 36

4. Golden Valley High School (27051 Robert C. Lee Pkwy - Santa Clarita, 91350 Overnight Population 23

5. Marie Kerr Park Recreational Center (2723 A Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale 93550 Overnight Population 38

School Closures

The Los Angeles County Office of Education is sending the following summary information available at this time regarding Station Fire-related school district closures in the county for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009:

Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District – ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED

Burbank Unified School District — ALL SCHOOLS OPEN

Glendale Unified School District – ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED

La Canada Unified School District – ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED


Pasadena Unified School District – SCHOOLS NOT IN SESSION UNTIL SEPT.

-- All residences to the south of Soledad Canyon Road from Highway 14 to Crown Valley Road;
-- All residences in Alison Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to Soledad Canyon Road.

National Forest:

--Little Rock Recreation Area and Mount Emma Rd. from Cheseboro Rd. to Angeles Forest Hwy.

-- There has been a mandatory evacuation of the area along Big Tujunga Canyon Rd. from Mount Gleason to Angeles Forest Highway.

--There has been a mandatory evacuation along Little Tujunga Canyon Rd. north of the Little Tujunga Ranger Station and Gold Creek.

La Cañada Flintridge:
There has been a mandatory evacuation of all streets east of Ocean View Boulevard and north of Los Amigos Street. In addition all streets north of Jessen Drive and Palm Drive, have been evacuated as well.

There has been a mandatory evacuation of all streets located west of Briggs Avenue and east of Pennsylvania Avenue, in between Harmony Place and the foothills.

All residences south of Markridge Rd to Orange Ave between Pennsylvania Ave and Oceanview Blvd INCLUDING Orange Cove Ave.

All residences north of Rockdell St and Faircrest Dr. between Rosemont Ave and the foothills.

There has been a mandatory evacuation of all streets north of Rockdell St. between Briggs Ave. and Pine Glenn Road.


Evacuation orders have been lifted for the areas north of W. Loma Dr between Aralia Rd and Fair Oaks Ave WITH THE EXCEPTION OF Prieto Fire Rd and Millard Canyon north of Risinghill Rd which remain under mandatory evacuation orders. Chaney Trail and Alzada Dr north of Jaxine Dr also remain under mandatory evacuation orders.

-- The emergency evacuation order for neighborhoods north of Santa Carlotta between Lowell and Pennsylvania Avenues has been lifted.


Northwest of Day at Blue Gum Canyon Rd, to Glory Ave to westbound Apperson St. to northbound Farigrove Ave to westbound Summitrose St. to northbound Pinyon Ave to westbound Hillrose St. to northbound seven Hills Dr to Lonzo St.

Juniper Hills Area:

All homes in the Juniper Hills area north of Juniper Hills Rd between Emma Rd, Fort Tejon Rd and Longview Rd.

Pet Evacuation Centers (Large and Small Animals)

Pierce College
39055 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills (boarding horses/big animals)

Hansen Dam-(Big animals)
La Canada High School
4463 Oak Grove, La Canada (small animals)

Pasadena Humane Society
361 S. Raymond, Pasadena

Loma Alta County Park
at Lincoln and Loma Alta, Altadena

Humane Society
401 N. Verdugo, Glendale

East Valley Shelter
(For Tujunga Residents) 14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys 91405 - 888-4LAPET1

or 888-452-7381

Baldwin Park Shelter
(For Altadena Residents) 4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park 626-962-3577

· Wildlife Waystation –

14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd

Sylmar, CA 91342

There was a voluntary pet evacuation of the Wildlife Waystation that was conducted in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Los Angeles. The animals have been transported to the Los Angeles Zoo.

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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