Los Angeles County officials on Monday dedicated a section of the Angeles Forest Highway in honor of two firefighters who died last year while battling the Station fire.
The 25-mile stretch of mountainous roadway, which cuts through the Angeles National Forest south of Sierra Highway near Acton before connecting to Angeles Crest Highway, is now known as the Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Ted Hall and Engineer Arnie Quinones Memorial Highway.
The two veteran Los Angeles County firefighters were protecting an evacuation route for members of the remote Fire Camp 16 on Aug. 30, 2009, when their truck was overcome by the advancing fire, veered off a dirt roadway near Mt. Gleason and plunged hundreds of feet into a canyon.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and county Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman attended a morning ceremony at Fire Station 129 in Lancaster before dedicating memorial signs a quarter-mile south of Sierra Highway.