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Station Fire Prompts More Evacuations in La Cañada Over Night; Three Other Fires Continue to Burn

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Burning over challenging terrain that has not been scorched in decades, the Station Fire in La Cañada Flintridge grew wildly overnight, and has prompted a more extensive set of evacuations. The Pasadena Star-News reports:

More mandatory evacuations were ordered early Saturday morning for Gould Mesa Motorway, North Starlight Crest Drive, Ridge Court and Greenridge Drive, effective immediately, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

As of 8 o'clock this morning "the fire was 5% contained, 751 firefighters were on scene and 1,800 homes were threatened," per LA Now. It has burned over 5,500 acres and is described as having three segments, including one that is edging towards Big Tujunga Canyon, and one pointed towards Altadena.The Station Fire is one of four major fires in the Los Angeles area; as of this morning the Morris Fire near Azusa is 85% contained, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Fire is nearly fully contained, and the Cottonwood Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest above Hemet is around 10% contained but poses no immediate threat to any structures though "voluntary evacuation advisories remained for Bee Canyon."