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Rescue Effort to Get 5 People Out of Gold Canyon 'too dangerous'

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5 people who did not heed mandatory evacuation orders to leave their homes in the Gold Canyon area in the path of the Station Fire are now "trapped in a canyon and it's too dangerous to rescue them," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has announced, according to cbs2.com. The four men and one woman called for help today, after having elected against orders to remain in the area. Plans to send in a large sheriff's rescue helicopter have been abandoned, as "the flames are too intense and authorities must wait for the fire to pass by before going in."

During his press conference yesterday morning, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took an opportunity to remind those who find themselves in the path of this fast-moving blaze to do as they are told and leave their homes upon orders.