Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Station Fire Update, 12:45 a.m.: Waiting for Flames to Hit Mt. Wilson, Acton Saved for Now

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

The photos above by Tom Andrews were taken in Acton, Sunday afternoon, as the fire approached.

These numbers are expected to change significantly by morning, but the Station Fire stands at 42,500 acres with 5 percent containment, according to officials. 2,575 personnel have responded, leaving four injured and two dead. 18 homes have been lost.

Flames had still not reached Mount Wilson nor threatened homes in Acton, according to an LA Times report filed shortly before 11 p.m. The blaze was most aggressive in the Mount Wilson area where firefighters cleared brush, creating a buffer zone between the structures on the mountaintop. Part of the threatened infrastructure includes broadcast towers used by local radio and television stations.

"We know there’s nothing we can do to stop the fire from reaching Mt. Wilson,” said Capt. Mark Savage of the Los Angeles County Fire Department to the Times. Another official said that "it’s not a matter of if, but when."