The Station Fire, one week later

Obviously, the news just kept getting worse. This has been a hell of a week in our neighborhood and throughout SoCal, as our forest burned and there was nothing we could do but watch. The U.S. Forest Service has confirmed that arson is the cause of the Station Fire, (see, I called it right) which began on Aug. 26th, at 3:30 p.m., a mile above the Angeles Crest Fire Station. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have initiated a homicide investigation for the perpetrator of the fire which caused the deaths of fire Captain Tedmund Hall and firefighter Arnaldo Quinones, known to everyone as Ted and Arnie, who were killed Sunday when their truck careened off a steep mountain road. If you have any information or questions please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at 323-573-2387. Arnie's wife, Loressa, is expecting their first child in the next several weeks, according to his department biography. He is also survived by his mother, Sonia Quinones. Ted Hall is survived by his wife, Katherine, sons Randall, 21, and Steven, 20, and parents, Roland Ray and Donna Marie Hall.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these two men who died needlessly and far too young.


The Station Fire has destroyed more than five dozen homes and burned more than 230 square miles. According to the U.S. Forest Service has confirmed that 154,655 acres have been burned since last Wednesday. Personnel totaling 5,244 individuals, have brought the fire to 42 percent containment. The estimated containment date has been delayed a week from Tuesday September 8, at 6:00 p.m. to Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 6:00 p.m.


According to the U.S. Forest Service: “The Station Fire has burned 230 square miles of land within the Angeles National Forest and near surrounding foothill communities of La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Acton, Soledad Canyon, Pasadena, Glendale and Sierra Madre. The goal of the Incident Management Team is to keep the fire west of Highway 39 and Angeles Crest Highway, east of Interstate 5, south of Highway 14, Pearblossom Highway, and Highway 138, and north of the foothill communities and the Angeles National Forest Boundary. The fire is moving into areas of the forest with no recorded fire history.”


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~ by ravenjake on September 4, 2009.

2 Responses to “The Station Fire, one week later”

  1. What a pointless waste. To think such terrible tragedy was caused by a reckless, thoughtless arsonist.

  2. Yes, it is very sad indeed that humans have not progressed beyond this kind of behavior. One hopes that all of our positive energies can offset the negative ones. Thanks for caring. RJ

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