Firefighters at Station Fire Prepare as Weather is Expected to Worsen
As officials announced last night, the 250-square mile Station Fire remains at 93 percent contained and in light of predicted fire-friendly weather, they hope they do not lose control of a couple hot spots still being mopped up by crews.
"The remaining work is extremely difficult due to steep and rugged terrain," a Forest Service statement read.
"In the area of Mt. Wilson, fire activity remains active and smoke may be seen in the area east of Mt. Wilson to Devore as undergrowth burns away and crews work to extinguish hot spots in this very rugged area," the statement continued. "Commuters along Hwy. 138 and residents northeast of the fire may continue to see smoke over the next few days.
Hot spots also continue in the Big Tujunga area where residents may still see smoke from their homes. A containment line has been completed between residences and the smoldering hot spots.
The arson blaze began more than three weeks ago, killing two firefighters and destroying 89 homes and 26 commercial properties.
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