Station Fire Containment Efforts Continue
Updated 9:15 a.m.
Latest fire statistics:
Fire officials report that the Station Fire is now 62% contained and has burned a total of 160,357 acres. The fire is burning back into the Angeles National Forest and poses no immediate danger to Santa Clarita.
The fire was determined to have been started by arson. Read more on this development.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced today that he will be offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the Station Fire.
All Acton evacuations have been lifted; however some residents on Aliso Canyon Rd. will not be allowed back into their homes until crews can control a potential case of hazardous materials. Thursday evening six private firefighters were hospitalized after being overcome with smoke and/or fumes from what may have been hazardous material that burned in the fire. They are reported to be in good condition.
Six area homes were destroyed by the fire earlier in the week.
To date 78 homes, 86 outbuildings, and 2 commercial buildings have been destroyed.
The fire has cost $57,603,000 to fight and is considered the 10th largest fire in California since 1932.
There are currently 4,687 personnel, 20 helicopters, 55 dozers and 222 engines fighting the blaze.
On Friday the closure of Sand Canyon Road south of Placerita Canyon Road was lifted.
Interstate 5 and the 14 freeway are open.
Los Angeles County Fire will be using Central Park in Saugus as the launching point for all of its forces in the northern section of the Station fire, and as a result the park will be closed to the public. This closure will likely last through the week.
Stay tuned to KHTS AM-1220 and keep checking this website for updates as they become available.