September 2nd, 2009: LA Times Photo Gallery of the Station Fire.
There are several active fires in California right how. However, the Associated Press is reporting that Sunday evening, in the Station Fire north of La Canada/Flintridge and south of Acton, two firefighters lost their lives on Mount Wilson after the vehicle they were in rolled over.
There there are numerous radio, TV and cell phone towers on Mount Gleason that are threatened. The Station Fire has burned over 42,000 acres. It is only 5% contained as I write. Thousands have been ordered to evacuate as over 12,000 homes are in the path of the blaze.
At least 18 structures have been destroyed by the Station Fire with more in danger today as the fire is predicted to spread and increase in size with the increased dry heat conditions.
The Station Fire had doubled in size overnight to 85,000 acres. At the current time, Mt. Wilson appears to be safe. LA Now Blog Update
Update! 106,000 acres burned and only 5% contained as of 6:00 pm, August 31st.
Update! September 1st, 2009 It appears Mount Wilson Observatory will be saved.
Thousands Flee Wildfires
California Dept. of Forestry, Fire Information
Map of Station Fire
LA County Fire Grows Overnight
Updated Fire Map