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.
Thanks for the info on the La Canada website. We had been watching it, but didn’t know it had La Crescenta info. Thankfully we are 3 blocks below the mandatory evacuation area.
Today we could see the backfires set & they raced up the brush & then would die back when hitting an area already burned. However, the wind has come up in the last hour & we are seeing some serious smoke. It looks like it is in the Pickens Cyn on the LaCanada/La Crescenta border.
To lighten the mood somewhat, the “InciWeb” for the Station Fire had the following: “Steep terrain, decadent old growth brush and hot dry weather are factors that drive fire activity.” I knew the brush was decades old, but had no idea it was decadent too. :o)
Thanks all who are praying for our areas & for the families of the firefighters.
I second that sentiment.
Station Fire knocks out power to nearly 400 homes
Posted: 08/31/2009 02:09:37 PM PDT
The Station Fire has knocked out power to nearly 400 households in Tujunga, Acton, La Canada Flintridge and Azusa, according to a statement released by Southern California Edison.
The company has not yet provided a time frame for power restoration, according to the city of La Canada Flintridge's website.
There are currently 389 customers without power, and the total number of customers affected since the fires began is 1,606, the statement said. Some fire-damaged electric equipment left customers without power ranging from just minutes to several hours, according to Edison officials.
"SCE crews are being allowed some limited access into some wildfire areas, but due to safety concerns, fire officials have not yet allowed SCE crews into some wildfire areas to begin damage assessment and grid repairs, which will delay some service restoration efforts," the statement said.
Leaving the thrift store now.Will pray the rosary for All on the way home.(((((Hugs))))))
Oh, my LCF friend said that they were dismayed that Glendale wasnt updating their information, so they decided to include whatever they knew was accurate.
John and Ken on KFI are talking to Shambala Preserve’s Tippi Hedren as a guest.
It’s a big-cat and other exotic animals rescue located in Acton, CA. They evac’d some of the animals right away when the fire began to spread northward from La Canada but they ran into problems. Where do you evacuate a full grown male lion to, for example. So I’m interested to hear what she has to say.
Has she thought of the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound in Rosamond? They have all kinds of big (and small) cats there.
Address: Off Mojave-Tropico Rd., Rosamond, CA | Map It
Directions: 4½ mi west of Hwy. 14 via Rosamond Blvd., 10 mi north of Lancaster
Phone: 661/256-3793; 661/256-3332 for recorded information
She didn’t mention it but I’d be shocked if they didn’t work together. I’ve been up to that Rosamond compound. It’s neat.
They (LCF)certainly have helped!
On Charter Cable - channel 6 - Glendale has evacuation details, etc., but only for the part of La Crescenta that is “Glendale”. They did say their website was “down to the fire” which didn’t make any sense to me.
An interesting sidenote - it was about a month ago that the Briggs Terrace residents had an evacuation drill. They had started to be concerned with the dry brush and got the sheriff & fire dept involved. Over 100 residents participated. I’m sure they are glad now that they did.
I think they have about 60 big cats.
Hi, is your crew alright?
Hey cheaps! Yep we’re fine. Just feeling like we’re living in a smokehouse. How are you?
How close are you to Mt. Wilson?
I can't find my atlas becuse of my wonderful housekeeping
Isn’t that preserve right beside the tracks on the way to Lancaster?
“do you guys make a habit of chastizing scared people for being sensitive and defensive in your daily lives? wtf?
Yep. Just because she’s got a problem ddoesn’t mean she gets to take it out on the rest of us. She needs to grow the Hell up and and act like an adult and take care of her situation instead of lashing out like a liberal.
somthin big sittin on top of a old car.
"A pyrocumulus cloud rises from the Station fire burning north of Los Angeles." More Photos
I'd never before heard of a "pyrocumulus" cloud.
I'd suggest a better screen name for you would be Cold Toe. It is unnecessary to beat up on people up when they are going through this. Perhaps you need to grow the hell up and act like an adult. She is dealing with her situation and is not expected to be in a great mood right now by the practical folks. In comparison your situation on a forum does not really compare and it's a shame you can't have some composure and compassion.
Heh I don’t know how long Michael Jackson’s tigers have been there but it might have been Thriller or Sabu.
“It is unnecessary to beat up on people up when they are going through this. “
But it is OK for them to lash out at others? Get real.
Sounds like a bit of a dispute brewing over these Gold Coast shelter-in-place people. They did indeed refuse to evacuate, but they are reportedly saying none of them has even once asked to be rescued — by helicopter or otherwise.
what I heard on the radio was a USFS fire person saying they couldnt be reached, and not to try to because they were forwarned....not sure if there was a phone call before it or not.... knowing Steve Whitmore, the whole “9-1-1” call could be bogus...those are recorded....
the way these ICP’s work, is that you have all these agencies together in their trailers and rigs, and stuff gets repeated several times on several different frequencies and probably enhanced or changed along the way....
kind of like that pass-it-on game, where The sky is blue becomes Purple monkey taco by the 20th person.
but it’s pretty sad if that’s the case, and it ended up with FD spokespeople going to the media saying that the people are on the phone begging for evacuations (and having it be a lie).
the guy sounds quite lucid and sane on KFI right now..is this him?
pyrocumulus is a made up fire term....not an official NWS term.
Also called icing over..caused be extreme heat, and the moisture turns to ice crystals at night altitudes....you cant see the mtns but I would say those clouds are pushing 18000+ feet
we played that once in grade school.....it went from “the lazy brown dog watched a cow” to “the lady fell on her butt” in 20 class seats.
nah it was just a sympathetic guy. But they said they’d be talking about the Gold Coast people after the break.
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