August 31, Jessica Garrison, Alexandra Zavis and Joe Mozingo The giant fire in Angeles National Forest continued its slow-motion rampage through the mountains Sunday, causing the deaths of two firefighters as it bore down on the semirural community of Acton and threatened to overrun Mt. The two firefighters were killed when they drove off the side of a treacherous road in the Mt. Gleason area, south of Acton, around 2:
Weather conditions[ edit ] Pyrocumulus cloud from the Station Fire towers over the skyline of downtown Los AngelesCalifornia. Invasive, non-native vegetation dies and re-sprouts year after year creating an unnatural buildup of dead plant material.
The combination of high temperatures, low humidity and a large quantity of tinder-dry fuel, some of which had not burnt for decades, allowed some of the normal fires to quickly explode out of control despite the lack of winds to spread the flames. These conditions, along with extreme terrain in many undeveloped areas that slowed access to burn areas, made firefighting difficult.
Notable fires[ edit ] Picture of Los Angeles fires in August Photo was taken from Universal Studios Hollywood. Dozens of fires burned throughout California in August Some of the most notable are listed here.
Map courtesy of the United States Forest Service. The community of Foresta was evacuated but residents were allowed to return on September 4. It took firefighters, 24 engines, and a helicopter to put out.
The cause was undetermined as of July 18, This fire is close to the location of the Mammoth Fire. The cause was undetermined as of August 28, Although it burned only acres 0.
The fire extensively damaged 3 more homes and 6 more businesses. The fire quickly spread north and east. No cause has been identified. Some plant species endemic to the area, including the endangered Santa Cruz manzanitapropagate only after fire, potentially allowing these rare species to proliferate for the first time in decades.
One residence destroyed with structures threatened and evacuations in place for north Ormsby Cutoff until October Two residences in Yuba County burned and power lines transporting electricity from a hydroelectric facility were threatened. Mandatory evacuations were in place for all Wrightwood residents October 4—6; the fireline held at 0.
Five structures had been destroyed in the Lone Pine and Swarthout Canyon areas including one residence. Eight firefighters have been injured but no fatalities have been reported. The fire burned 8, acres Governor Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency.
The fire, which started between Fillmore and Moorparkhas caused the evacuation of almost homes in Meridian Hills and Bardsdale ; about 1, structures were threatened, in addition to oil pipelines in the area.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.Before and after the great earthquake and fire, | San Francisco videodisc Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Compilation of 26 films from the collections of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress.
Sep 03, · How did the Station fire start? And other questions about the wildfires in Southern California. How did the Station fire start? the Station fire in Northwest Los Angeles was "caused by.
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U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC () tell-FAA (() ). Wildland firefighter and fire ecologist Rick Halsey returns to Treehuggers International to discuss the impact of the Station Fire, burning in the San Gabriel Mountains..
The founder and director of the Escondido-based California Chaparral Institute, Rick is also a member of the San Diego Regional Fire Safety Forum, and the author of the book Fire, Chaparral, and Survival In Southern California.