Fire officials are watching the skies in Southern California, hoping that increased humidity levels will continue to slow the march of the Station Fire. The blaze has now burned more than 127,000 acres, and stretches over nearly 200 square miles, but cooling temperatures have aided firefighting efforts in the Angeles National Forest, and the blaze is now 22% contained.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined fire service labor and management in calling on the Legislature to revive and approve his Emergency Response Initiative. At a news conference in San Bernardino County, the governor joined CPF President Lou Paulson and CalChiefs President Sheldon Gilbert in urging passage of the measure, which would provide hundreds of millions of dollars to support the state's mutual aid disaster response.
They gave their lives trying to save dozens of others from a terrifying burnover. Now they are part of the mournful pantheon of firefighters who have paid the ultimate price to protect families like those they leave behind. Los Angeles Fire Captain Tedmund "Ted" Hall and Specialist Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, who lost their lives in the line of duty in the Station Fire, are being remembered for their commitment, caring and, most especially, their courage under fire.
Los Angeles County Firefighters and the California fire service and our state grieves the loss of two LA County firefighters in the line of duty. The two were on the front lines at the Station Fire in suburban LA County area with heavy smoke with zero visibility when their vehicle crashed.
Two Tujunga Canyon residents were hospitalized after they tried to ride out the explosive growth of the Station Fire by hiding in a hot tub. Thousands others have been safely evacuated as the Angeles National Forest blaze grew to over 35,000 acres Sunday -- nearly seven times its size 24 hours earlier. Two LA County firefighters died Sunday battling the blaze. Nearly 2,000 firefighters are on the front lines protecting more than 12,000 homes.