Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:11 AM
Hi Wild Ones!
Due to the fires in the San Gabriels and the lack of water in a few other areas, the next hike will be in Orange County at Crystal Cove State Beach on Saturday, September 26th. I'll be posting the details in the next day or two.
Here's an update on the fire (taken from www.inciweb.gov):
Fire Name: Station
Geographic Location: Hwy. 2 North of
La Canada - Flintridge, CA
Acres Burned: 160,557
Start Date: August 26, 2009
Time: 3:20 p.m.
Percent Contained: 91
Estimated Containment Date: 9/19/09
Structures Threatened: 170
Commercial Bldgs. Threatened: 0
Residences Destroyed: 89
Residences Damaged: 13
Commercial Prop. Destroyed: 26
Commercial Property Damaged: 22
Outbuildings/Other Destroyed: 94
Outbuildings/Other Damaged: 22
Approximate Personnel Assigned: 984
Air Tankers: Available
Hand Crews: 16
Cost to Date: $93,779,000
FOREST CLOSURES: Angeles National Forest: An area closure of the southern portion of the Angeles National Forest is in effect until it is determined that it is safe to reopen forest areas. For additional information on the closure, go to www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles/
ROAD CLOSURES: Road Closures are in effect throughout the fire area to protect the community. Please call the CHP for further information at (323) 982-4900. For Little Rock Reservoir, call (661) 533-2424.
Cooperators and Agencies Assisting the U.S. Forest Service: Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles City Fire Department, California State Highway Patrol, Caltrans, American Red Cross, CAL FIRE, Southern California Edison, Office of Emergency Services, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Dept of Defense, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia and Sierra Madre.
I'LL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS I HEAR FROM THE FOREST SERVICE ABOUT WHEN WE CAN START HELPING OUT
(I'M ON A CALL LIST- THEY SAID WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING 'TILL THE FIRE IS OUT).
Hope to see you the 26th!