Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Video of the Station Fire Burning Unchecked on 8-27-09

Residents of the Station Fire burn area call for a federal probe on why the reaction to the fire took so long. Several Big Tujunga residents claim they lost their homes and cabins due to a slow response by U.S. Forest Service fire fighting authorities.
The Station Fire grew in size overnight due to burning unchecked in the foothills above La Canada.
U.S. Forest Service authorities initially scaled back and underestimated the fire size and danger withholding multiple fire fighting aircraft, which grew to be the largest in LA County history and claimed the lives of two fire fighters. The Station Fire is still burning in the Angeles Forest and is not expected out until the first rain fall. Rain is not expected in the area for another month.
Residents of Big T have set up a blog about the conflagration.

Video Footage by Ted Soqui © 2009