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Will There be Mudslides in the Station Fire Area? Study Says Most Likely

The fire was here | Photo by purplemonkeydishwasher73 via Flickr
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A report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey says that if it rains, "huge flows of mud and debris" are a likely scenario in the areas burned by the Station Fire, according to the Associated Press. The report examined about two scenarios--one, a three-hour thunderstorm and a 12-hour one.

100,000 cubic yards of mud, rocks and vegetation could be moved, which is enough to cover a football field 60 feet deep, the newswire notes.

The wildfire, which has been burning for nearly six weeks has charred some 251 square miles of the Angeles National Forest on the San Gabriel Mountains. It is still not fully contained.