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Station Fire Update, Noon: 100K Acres Burned, Fire Spreading in all Directions [Updated]
As the the Station Fire grows, the latest official tally boosts acres burned to over 100,000 with 5 percent containment, according to KNX1070, which also reports that three people who ignored evacuations orders are trapped near Gold Creek.
As for homes homes lost, an exact number is not yet known, but several were destroyed overnight south of Acton, and 21 were estimated to be gone in Tujunga Canyon, reported the LA Times. 12,500 homes remain threatened with 6,600 of them under a mandatory evacuation.
There have been 12 injuries, four of them at least to firefighters, according to officials at the Angeles National Forest over the phone. Two firefighters died yesterday. More than 2,500 fire personnel are working to squash the blaze that is spreading in all directions and could soon affect Santa Clarita, maybe Palmdale and more portions within Los Angeles.
Some evacuations have been lifted in La Canada Flintridge, but many remain in Altadena. In Los Angeles city limits, a mandatory evacuation was ordered in the in Riverwood community, Alpine Village and Foothill community north of the 210 Freeway, said Mayor Villaraigosa's office. A shelter was set up at Verdugo Hills High School, 10625 Plainview, Tujunga, CA 91042-1723.
[Update: Specifically, the areas within Los Angeles city limits affected by evacuation order is south of Apperson Street, west of Sevenhills Drive and east of Glory Avenue.]