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Station Fire Caused by Arson, Currently Contained at 42%
The Station Fire, which has killed two firefighters, destroyed 64 homes and has burned through 148,258 Acres--that's 230 square miles--was determined to be arson last night. “Forensic examination has led this team effort to conclude … that it was an act of arson," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore to the L.A. Times. Mile marker 29 along the Angeles Crest Highway, where investigators believe the point of origin is near, is now a crime scene.
The fire is now 42% contained and today's weather will see a rise in humidity and a cooling trend, although afternoon temperatures will be in the 90s. A community meeting is set for 7 p.m. tonight in Azusa at the Azusa Senior Center (740 North Dalton Ave Azusz).