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200 L.A. Residents Evacuated as Station Fire Enters City Limits

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In a statement this morning about the deaths of two L.A. County Firefighters, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also mentioned that the LAPD has evacuated 200 residents in the Riverwood and Apline communities of the northeast San Fernando Valley due to the Station Fire. Regarding the recent cutbacks in number of city fire personnel on duty over budgetary reasons, "Interim Chief Millage Peaks has suspended the department’s Modified Coverage Plan to insure every resource is available to fight this fire and protect those at risk," the Mayor said. “Currently, the Los Angeles Fire Department has four strike teams assigned to battling the fire, and has pre-deployed additional resources as a precautionary measure. The Fire Department has also joined the unified command battling the blaze.”