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Station Fire Containment at 98% and Photos of the Aftermath
Although the Station Fire is still not fully contained--it's currently at 98 percent with 100 expected Saturday after burning through some 250 square miles--the process of rehabilitation has begun in parts of the Angeles National Forest where fire and come and gone.
There are three phases of rehabilitation: Fire Suppression Repair, Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) and Long-term Recovery. "Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize environmental impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and is usually began after the fire is contained and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team," explained a fire operations summary from Forest Service officials. "This work rehabilitates the hand and dozer firelines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts."
The BAER team looks for emergency situations that could exist, such as potential mud slide areas. Long-term recovery will take place over time and if you're eager to help out, here's how to volunteer.