Station Fire Increases to 122,000 Acres, Weather Could Take a Turn for the Better Today
Although the Station Fire's growth early last night seemed to be a sign of a slow down, the blaze, which killed two firefighters and has destroyed over 50 structures, grew some 15,000 acres as the hours progressed. The fire remains at 5 percent containment, but the weather is expected to cool down and moisture in the air is expected to return, which should aid firefighters, save for the worry of gusty wind and dry lightening strikes. This morning the focus of firefighting efforts remain in keeping flames away from homes, particularly in areas of La Crescenta, Tujunga, Sunland, and at Mount Wilson. Backfires set last night in Acton and La Crescenta are helping to keep the burn under control. Evacuation orders in
Yesterday, the LA County Department of Public Health canceled a heat advisory, but said cooling centers (.pdf) would remain open because bad air quality remains an issue. Additionally, many school districts will close facilities today.