Sunday, August 30, 2009

Station Fire Evacuations: Mandatory evacuation orders

Mount Wilson Webcam looking at Station Fire
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Los Angeles County Station Fire Satellite Thermal Map
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Residents keeping watch on fire
Lawn chair Mandatory evacuation? Stay safe!
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Residents in Acton were being urged to evacuate Sunday as the Station Fire moved closer to homes in the area. The fire has already burned more than 35,000 acres.

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for the southern side of the city of Acton, including Aliso Canyon, as the fire moves to the northeast. The blaze was about 3 miles from the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway near Acton. People south of the freeway were being ordered to evacuate, officials said.

Following is a list of other areas ordered evacuated due to the Station Fire;

City of Acton, including Aliso Canyon, as the fire moves to the northeast. Officials said areas east of Soledad Canyon Road at Acton are in danger. The mandatory evacuation zone extends to areas south of Soledad Canyon Road as far east as the Angeles Crest Highway junction.

La Canada Flintridge:

  • Starlight Drive north to Green Ridge Court, including Forest Green Drive
  • Big Briar Way at Haskel
  • Donna Maria Lane, Indian Drive, Hacienda Drive, Alta Canada Road north of Linda Vista, La Canada Boulevard north of El Vago Street
  • Meadows Tract, Canyon Ridge to Aralia Road, north of Loma Alta
  • Big Tujunga Canyon between county Camp 15 and the Ranger Station as well as Camp Colby
  • Ocean Boulevard north of Fairhurst Drive
  • Little Tujunga from Gold Creek to Osborne
  • Briggs Avenue to north of Shield Street between Goss Canyon and Canyon Side Road including Arroyo Drive and connecting streets
  • All camps on upper Big Tujunga Road from the Ranger Station at East Angeles Crest Highway north to Chilao
  • All homes north of Loma Alta Drive between Lake Avenue and Canyon Crest above the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including Camp Chiquita
  • Homes on Riverwood Drive near Big Tujunga Canyon Road
  • Alpine Village east of Big Tujunga Canyon Road
  • Residents only will be allowed back into the area of Vista Del Valle Road west of Angeles Crest Highway and La Canada Boulevard north to El Vago Street west to Linda Vista Driver north to Alta Canyada Drive
  • Altadena:

  • Canyon Dell Drive area, one mile northeast of JPL. The area includes houses on Canyon Crest Road, Aralia Road, Rising Hill Road and smaller streets accessed by those streets. This area is west of Millard Canyon, east of Arroyo Seco and north of Hahamongna Watershed Park.
  • Glendale:

  • Santa Carlotta north between Pennsylvania and Lowell
  • La Crescenta:

  • Briggs Terrace area off Shields Street, above Briggs Avenue
  • A voluntary evacuation was in effect for the Florecita neighborhood, in northwest Pasadena, including Florecita Drive, Florecita Way, Florecita Lane and Florecita Terrace, said city spokeswoman Ann Erdman.

    Evacuation centers have been set up throughout the area to assists people forced from their homes.

    Evacuation Centers are located at:

  • La Canada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada
  • Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta
  • Jackson Elementary School, 593 W. Woodbury Drive, Altadena
  • Pet Evacuation Centers for large or small animals:

  • La Canada High School
  • Pasadena Humane Society, 361 S. Raymond, Pasadena
  • Loma Alta County Park at Lincoln and Loma Alta, Altadena
  • Humane Society, 401 N. Verdugo, Glendale
  • East Valley Shelter, 13131 Sherman Way, North Hollywood
  • Baldwin Park Shelter, 4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park
  • Pierce College in Woodland Hills is boarding horses and other big animals displaced by the Station Fire.

    The fire is also threatening the Santa Clarita Valley, broadcast facilities on Mount Wilson and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge.

    A slight drop in temperatures coupled with the additional fire is expected to bring some relief Sunday.

    Fire officials said the fire is about 5 percent contained and don't expect full containment until later next week.

    Three homes and about 30 cabins in the Angeles National Forest have been destroyed, with 10,000 other foothill homes and some 2,000 commercial buildings threatened.

    Three people were hurt Saturday -- two in the Big Tujunga Canyon area and one off Highway 2 near Mount Wilson.

    At a briefing Saturday, officials said about 1,800 firefighters were fighting the fire. In addition more crews are heading to the fire from other parts of the state and Arizona. Firefighters are also being helped by fire-retardant-dropping helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for L.A. County on Friday due to the fires in the area.

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