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Powerhouse Fire

    Powerhouse Fire Cause Released By U.S. Forest Service

    The cause of the Powerhouse Fire has been confirmed more than a year later by the Report of Investigation.

    Feds Say Powerhouse Fire Caused By Downed Power Lines

    More than one year after dozens lost their homes in the Powerhouse Fire last June, federal officials say the cause was what many suspected all along -- downed power lines near a 96-year-old power plant Powerhouse No. 1. “The U.S. Forest Service determined the cause of the Powerhouse Fire to be electrical power lines creating a competent ignition source,” according to a U.S. Forest Service news release Monday. “All other causes were excluded.” All fire causes were considered, investigated and evaluated during the Powerhouse Fire investigation, officials said, which has lasted more than a year.

    Lawsuit To Seek Millions From LADWP Due To Damages From Powerhouse Fire

    More than 100 Santa Clarita Valley residents and businesses joined together in a lawsuit likely to seek at least $20 million from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power over the Powerhouse Fire, an attorney said Tuesday. A lawsuit brought forth by the law offices of Gerard Singleton, claims LADWP facility Powerhouse No. 1, the first power plant for Los Angeles, is responsible for the fire, Singleton said.
    “Pretty much everyone involved believes that the lines caused the fire, but we don’t know the exact mechanism,” Singleton said. The law firm is awaiting permission for full access to the facility so its experts can conduct their own investigation.

    A Look At The Santa Clarita Valley's Top News Stories From 2013

    KHTS AM-1220 takes a look back at some of the Santa Clarita Valley's top news stories in 2013

    Bee Fire At 100 Percent Containment At 11:00 P.M Friday Night

    The Bee Fire was at 100 percent containment at approximately 11:00 p.m. Friday night.

    The Painted Turtle Camp Copes With Powerhouse Fire Aftermath

    The Painted Turtle camp, intended primarily for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses, was forced to close down due the devastating aftermath of the Powerhouse fire.The camp has undergone several remediations to clear the ash.

    The Disaster Outreach Center In Lake Hughes Closed Thursday

    The Office of Emergency Management, of the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office announced that the Disaster Loan Outreach Center run by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) based at Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union Elementary School closed on Thursday.

    SBA Offers Financial Assistance To Those Affected By Powerhouse Fire

    The U.S. Small Business Administration will be at Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes School until July 11 to offer Disaster Assistance for those affected by the Powerhouse Fire.

    California Residents And Businesses Are Offered Disaster Assistance By SBA

    California residents and business owners affected by the Powerhouse Fire that occured in Los Angeles County May 30-June 11, 2013 are being provided low-interest federal disaster loans by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    Painted Turtle To Host Beach Barbecue Fundraiser

    The Powerhouse Fire left the Painted Turtle, a camp for kids with chronic illness, at a substantial deficit. To ensure children and their families are still provided a camping experience they’re hosting a fundraiser.