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Station Fire Moving Towards Altadena

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Angeles National Forest officials are reporting this afternoon that the Station Fire is also crawling eastward from La Canada Flintridge towards north of Altadena in addition to its west- and northwardly directions. Areas such as Big Tujunga Canyon, Brown Canyon and Brown Mountain are affected. No evacuations of any kind have been ordered for Altadena, but authorities say it's a good idea to prepare and keep alert.

"Some of this area hasn't burned in 30 years, 50 years," explained Dianne Cahir, a Forest Service spokesperson, over the phone. She said while winds are down, the fire is creating its own wind energy.

As of the last update, the fire has burned some 1500 acres and is at zero percent containment. Fire information officers expect updated numbers to come in this evening.