Section of Angeles Forest Highway to be Named for Firefighters Who Died During Station Fire
A section of the Angeles Forest Highway will be formally dedicated this morning in honor of the two Los Angeles County firefighters who lost their lives on duty battling the Station Fire.Captain Ted Hall and Engineer Arnie Quinones died on August 30th, 2009 when their truck plunged 800 feet off the side of a road near Mount Gleason. Less than a month later, Quinones' widow, Lori, gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter. Hall and Quinones were honored with a large public memorial held at Dodger Stadium, while the Station Fire--the largest in LA County history--continued to burn.
This morning's dedication takes place at LACFD Fire Station 129 in Lancaster; dignitaries, including Michael D. Antonovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor (5th District) will be present. Following the ceremony, signs will be put in place at both the northbound and southbound entrances to the highway.