Friday, September 4, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Orange Glow

As of this morning, the latest on the fire is as follows:

  • 148,258 acres
  • 42 percent contained
  • 5,000 structures threatened
  • 64 homes destroyed
  • 74 outbuildings destroyed (including garages, sheds, gazebos)
  • 3 commercial buildings destroyed
  • 2 communication sites
  • 10 homes damaged
  • 17 outbuildings damaged
  • 2 firefighter fatalities
  • 7 injuries

U.S. Forest Service investigators say forensic evidence collected from where the Station Fire started shows the wildfire was deliberately set. Authorities are asking for the public's help to find the person or persons responsible for starting the Station Fire. Anyone with information is asked to call L.A. County Sheriff's homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.  (from KABC)

Skywatching today, here.


  1. Horrible, especially the fatalities, homes destroyed, and deliberate fire.But a beautiful sky.

  2. Such a shame. I used to live in Pomona and dreaded the fire season each year. We have had lots of fires here in BC, but mostly in the interior. We've been lucky (and careful) here on the coast. Today we had a nice soaking rain so that should help a lot. I invite you to come see my evening skies from the head of Powell Lake, BC. - Margy


So nice to hear from you!

Warm regards,
Lori Lynn