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Station Fire Response Faces D.C. Investigation

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U.S. Department of Agriculture head Tom Vilsack has invited Congress to open an investigation into discrepancies surrounding the initial response to the Station Fire by the U.S. Forest Service.

Forest Service Cover-Up of "Monumental Error" Alleged; L.A.Times

According to the L.A. Times Station Fire commanders failed to call in available air resources on day two of the fire. Had dispatchers followed through and ordered air tankers, sitting idle in nearby bases, the fire could have been hooked……

Snow Blankets 2009 California Fire Grounds

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The season officially ended last month but in truth the season never ends. With near certainty I think 2009 is done.

Station Fire Moves Towards 2002 Curve Fire Burn

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The Curve Fire burned over 20,000 acres in the Angeles National Forest along Highway 39 in September 2002. It appears the Station Fire is destined to meet the old burn as it moves steadily towards the mountain highway. Early on in the Station Fire Commander Dietrich stated his intention to keep the fire west of […]

Station Fire Flair Up, Advancing Eastward

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Station Fire Incident Commander Mike Dietrich stated at his 5:30 press briefing tonight, “We have not yet turned the corner on this fire”. The Mercury News reports per Dietrich that the fire has advanced to the east and southeast. The fire is now less than 5 miles from the community of Juniper Hills in the […]

Station Fire Time-Lapse Video

Unreal, no real words to describe this time lapse video of the Station Fire. Martin Mars over Mt Wilson

Station Fire Maps, Google Earth Views, Discussion

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The LA Times reports the Station Fire is approaching Santa Anita Canyon above Sierra Madre. Eighty historic cabins in the Chantry Flats pack station campground are threatened. According to the Times firefighters have been prepping the area for days in anticipation of the fire’s arrival. Pack animals have been relocated and the cabins have been […]

Tanker 979 (747 Supertanker) Maiden Fire Drop

MyFoxLA was the first to follow the Supertanker as it circled the Station Fire and made its first drop on a live fire. This day has been long in coming for the people at Evergreen Aviation in Marana Arizona. The tanker offers up 20,000 gallons per load. Consider that Tanker 910, the DC-10 Supertanker delivers […]

Station Fire Path; Where's It Headed?

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The 105,000 acre Station Fire is headed east with some movement north towards Acton. As the fire continues its eastward trek it should stay in the Forest and away from populated areas. According to GeoMac the fire appears to have crossed Highway 2 north and east of Mt Wilson. The USFS Google Earth kml overlay […]

Station Fire Satellite Imagery From 8/30

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The satellite imagery below is from NASA’s MODIS Rapid Response System from yesterday. Click the images to enlarge. Note the enhanced fire perimeter outline in the image above. Latest imagery from GeoMac.

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