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Four Weeks Later, Station Fire Contained at 94%

Camp crew firefighters climb a ridge during the Station Fire (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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The Station Fire began four weeks ago today on August 26th. Back then, the already-burning Morris Fire was dominating concern from authorities, but then the Station Fire took a turn for the worst, eventually burning through 250 square miles of the Angeles National Forest and becoming the biggest fire in Los Angeles County history (and in the top ten for the state).

The Station Fire has remained at 94 percent containment since Monday as fire-friendly red flag weather moved into Southern California. That plus weak to moderate Santa Ana winds prompted Forest Service officials to extend the expected full containment date to Thursday.

Yesterday, fire activity increased, according to a fire operations summary. A 20-acre spot fire ignited in the eastern flank near Twin Peaks in the San Gabriel Wilderness. Retardant drops held the fire in check while crews made their way to the area today.