Skip to comments.Huge Blaze Threatens 12,000 LA-Area Homes; 2 Dead (Latest News: 06:30PDT )
Posted on 08/31/2009 6:46:31 AM PDT by kellynla
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those images are something else.
it looks from here as though there are two or more distinct fronts on the northeast end of Station. the darkest, widest plume is over near the escondido pass opening into the AV at Palmdale
The Los Angeles skyline is obscured by smoke from the Station Fire north of the city August 31, 2009. A deadly wildfire burning out of control for a sixth day in the parched mountains north of Los Angeles doubled in size overnight on Monday and posed a continuing threat to Mount Wilson, a key communications nexus for the region's broadcasters and emergency services. REUTERS/Freds Prouser (UNITED STATES DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY CITYSCAPE)
its gonna burn to Wrightwood
I am all sympathizing and praying with you kelly, but you are coming off as a real b***h!
What’s the matter, been living in Kali too long and now you act like a liberal?
do you guys make a habit of chastizing scared people for being sensitive and defensive in your daily lives? wtf?
Yup..yuck is right. I can say I’ve never seen fire this close before, though it’s still 20 miles south of me and there’s nothing but open desert between us.
The Station fire is creeping up on 100,000 acres charred. That’s unbelievable. Think of if you’re at the Rose Bowl, then drove up to Palmdale, it’s basically all burned between those two points. like, moonscape. And all that particulate matter is now aloft!
CNN reporting major flares and new evacuations?
NEW MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER IN LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE. The
LA County Fire Department has reissued and expanded a mandatory
evacuation order for the following streets:
Normanton Dr (NEW)
Earnslow Dr (NEW)
Fairhurst Dr (NEW)
Rock Castle Dr (NEW)
Canalda Dr (NEW)
Ocean View Blvd (n/o Canalda Dr) (NEW)
NEW MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER (IN LA CRESCENTA) The
following area will remain or are now under the mandatory evacuation order
issued by the LA County Fire Department:
East of Pennsylvania Ave
North of Orange Ave
West of La Crescenta boundary with La Cañada Flintridge (Pickens
Remaining closed in Altadena: the areas e/o Fair Oaks Ave and n/o Loma
From Wildlandfire Hotlist...
Update per KCAL-TV.....the authorities refuse to go in to rescue these people now as the situation is way too dangerous and they had been warned and refused to accept common sense and wisdom and how they are in trouble hunkering down in a cabin.
Originally Posted by derkimster
Not rumors....spokesman at the ICP at Hansen Dam spoke of this live on KCAL-TV.
He was mad as a wet hen about it as these civilians had been admonished to leave and refused and then they were now yelling over the phone that they wanted to be rescued.
This would now be only possible by helicopter, thus needlessly endangering the firefighters involved in the rescue and taking that helicopter away from what it was supposed to be doing fighting the fire.
I heard the whole thing on the scanner...whatever...
what they arent saying is that they were doing a firing operation also...and I bet those folks werent aware of that....
the Sheriffs were about to drive into an inferno to try to get to the people.
CNN reporting the same-—five people trapped in a cabin. Too dangerous to rescue them!
wow. I’m amazed at the response. good for them.
Don’t get me wrong, I certainly hope the people are alright. But their story serves as a lesson. Go Means Go.
I am sure it is the same people....east of Watts Ranch....MSM has been running 5 hours behind Twitter on this stuff.
Where on twitter? CalFireNews?
oh..these folks were evacuated yesterday and came back sometime this morning...
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says five people who refused to heed wildfire evacuation orders are trapped in a canyon and it’s too dangerous to rescue them.
Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says the four men and a woman refused to leave the Angeles National Forest two days ago. On Monday they called for help because they were unable to leave a ranch in Gold Canyon.
Whitmore says a sheriff’s helicopter had planned to help but the flames are too intense and authorities must wait for the fire to pass by before going in.
Authorities say three other people were badly burned over the weekend after refusing evacuation orders. Two of them sought refuge in a hot tub.
The 164-square-mile blaze has burned 21 homes and killed two firefighters.