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LASD - Norwalk Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday September 2nd, 2009 :: 06:19 p.m. PDT


STATION FIRE UPDATE(Shelters, Evacuations, Community Meeting)

LOS ANGELES (Wed., Sept. 2, 2009 – 4:00 p.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 140,150 acres (that area encompasses 219 square miles) and is 22 percent contained as of 3 p.m., Wed., Sept. 2. Approximately 10,000 residences are threatened at this time (500 commercial structures and 2000 outbuildings). Over 4,128 personnel are working the fire. 62 residences and recreational cabins have been confirmed as destroyed. The Station Fire continues to burn within the Angeles National Forest and near surrounding foothill communities of La Canada-Flintridge, Altadena, La Crescenta, Acton, Aliso Canyon, Soledad Canyon, Pasadena, Mt. Wilson, Mt. Lukens and Sunland-Tujunga.

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 visited the Station Fire Incident Command Post based at Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace this morning around 8:15 a.m., Wed., Sept. 2. Joining him were Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor, Michael D. Antonovich, Los Angeles County Fire Chief, P. Michael Freeman, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management Administrator, John Fernandes.

The Governor proclaimed a state of emergency for Los Angeles County on Aug. 28. Chief Executive Officer, William T Fujioka of Los Angeles County has proclaimed a local emergency due to the various wildfires.

Community Meeting:

A community meeting will take place this evening, Weds., Sept. 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Wrightwood Elementary School, 1175 Highway 2, Wrightwood, CA 92397. The meeting will be hosted by San Bernardino County Fire. Part of Wrightwood is in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County Fire Chief, Tripp will also be in attendance.

Law Enforcement Agencies involved:



· Glendale Police

· Long Beach Police

· Whittier Police

· Orange County Sheriff’s Office

· Monrovia Police

· Huntington Park Police

· El Monte Police

· South Gate Police

· Downey Police

· Pomona Police

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 (boarding horses/big animals)

La Canada High School
4463 Oak Grove, La Canada (small animals)

Pasadena Humane Society
361 S. Raymond, Pasadena

Humane Society
401 N. Verdugo, Glendale

East Valley Shelter
(For Tujunga Residents) 14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, 91405 - 888-452-7381

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

Mandatory Evacuations and Road Closures:


Sky Ridge, Sky View Lane, Brittany Lane and Deukmejian Wilderness Park

Chaney Trail at Angeles National Forest Gate-Road closed

On and north of Day Street between Haines canyon Road and Lowe Avenue-Los Angeles City
Acton/Agua Dulce:

Soledad Canyon Rd. from 14 Fwy. to Bootlegger Canyon Road
Angeles Forest Highway south of Aliso Canyon Road into Angeles National Forest
Angeles National Forest

Angeles Crest Highway between Big Pines Highway and the National Forest Boundary in La Canada Flintridge-Road closure
Little Tujunga Rd. between Placerita Canyon Road and Osborne Street-Road Closure
Big Tujunga Rd. between Mt. Gleason Avenue and Angeles Forest Highway-Road Closure
For more information on road closures access the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works’ website at

Power Advisory:

Southern California Edison urges its customers in the Santa Clarita, Lancaster and Palmdale areas to conserve energy due to transmission lines that have been damaged by the Station Fire. Edison officials asked customers to turn off and unplug any unnecessary electrical equipment, especially sensitive electronics.

Customers are advised to keep flashlights handy in case a service interruption occurs, not to use candles for lighting because they could pose a fire hazard, and not to cook indoors with charcoal or other fossil fuels not meant for indoor use because they could turn deadly.

If a power outage occurs, one light switch should be left in the on position to serve as a signal when service has been restored.

CONTACT: OAI, Helen Hauze, Sheriff Headquarters Bureau (323) 980-2204

CEO, Office of Emergency Management, Anne Maria Tafoya (323) 980-2093

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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