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By Zain Shauk | September 3, 2009
Residents began to shower firefighters and other emergency responders with thanks Monday as the Station fire continued to burn in the Angeles National Forest. Whether they had fled their homes to evacuation centers or watched the efforts of local crews on television, residents were quick to offer emotional outpourings of gratitude for what they saw as superhuman efforts. One Foothill Boulevard restaurant owner was so impressed he decided to offer free meals to all who had served on the fire.
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November 29, 2012
Ten Years Ago Calling the Jet Propulsion Laboratory a “national treasure,” Ed Weiler, then associate administrator for NASA, announced the La Cañada Flintridge facility had received an $8-billion contract extension through 2008. Twenty Years Ago Sheriff's deputies on patrol shot and wounded a man who they said tried to run them over on Foothill Boulevard near Crown Avenue. At the time of the incident the suspect was behind the wheel of a car belonging to a La Cañada Good Samaritan who, shortly before the deputies arrived, had given the suspect a ride to get gas for the truck he'd been driving that ran out of fuel.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | June 22, 2011
U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles County firefighters used teamwork on Sunday to quickly extinguish a small wildfire that broke out in the Angeles National Forest near the Horse Flats Campground, about 28 miles above La Cañada Flintridge. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter spotted the blaze at 2:51 p.m. while responding to that day’s fatal motorcycle crash elsewhere on Angeles Crest Highway, said the Forest Service’s Nathan Judy, fire information officer for Angeles National Forest.
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July 8, 2013
Los Angeles County firefighters from stations around the region are leaving on buses early Tuesday morning to attend a memorial service in Prescott, Ariz. The Tuesday service, scheduled for 11 a.m., will honor 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew who died battling a wildfire in Arizona on June 30. Firefighters from both county stations in La Cañada Flintridge plan to take time off to support the families of the fallen firefighters in Arizona. Around 200 Los Angeles County firefighters are leaving Tuesday, joining over 100 members who left earlier, according to the department.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 16, 2013
After a morning hike in the Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County firefighters who work at Fire Camp 2 returned to their La Cañada Flintridge station, prepared to start an ordinary Monday. But when they filed out of a fire truck, they found a surprise: A Westin Hotels & Resort truck, stocked full of mattresses. They were shocked and confused at first. None of them had expected the donation. But the men cheered and whistled once they realized what was happening. John Paul Hilsabeck, 24, said he sleeps at the station two to three nights a week.
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By Seth Amitin | September 4, 2009
As a somber procession Friday morning carried the body of fallen Fire Captain Tedmund “Ted” Hall from North Hollywood to his home in Victorville, firefighters and law enforcement officials lined overpasses along the eastbound 210 Freeway to offer a farewell salute. The Station fire, which started Aug. 26 and still burns in the Angeles National Forest, claimed the lives of Hall, 47, and Specialist Arnaldo Quinones, 34, on Sunday when their truck slid 800 feet off a road while protecting Fire Camp 16 in Palmdale.
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By Megan O'Neil | September 28, 2009
Loressa Quinones, the widow of Los Angeles County Fire Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones, gave birth to a girl at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 22. The baby, who weighed just over 8 lbs., was named Sophia Grace, after her paternal and maternal grandmothers. Arnie Quinones, 34, was one of two firefighters killed on Aug. 30 while battling the Station fire, which has burned 250 square miles in Angeles National Forest. Quinones and Capt. Tedmund ‘Ted’ Hall were stationed at Fire Camp 16, one of six inmate fire camps in Los Angeles County run by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
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August 10, 2013
The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 150 acres, but firefighters, aided now by five water-dropping helicopters, have been able to increase containment to 40%. Two firefighters, meanwhile, were treated at a local hospital after one suffered a back injury and the other a heat-related ailment, said Ryan Carey, an information specialist for Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles Times reported .  The extent of...
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By Zain Shauk | August 28, 2009
Firefighters lost containment of the Station fire above La Cañada Flintridge overnight as flames raged through more than 1,000 acres of brush and jumped the Angeles Crest Highway to move into the Arroyo Seco area, officials said. The blaze has so far burned through a total of 1,500 acres of park land and is 0% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said. It continues to threaten homes and voluntary evacuations have been “strongly advised” for 873 homes north and east of Vista del Valle Road and along Starlight Crest Drive near the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, the Forest Service said.
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August 10, 2013
The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 150 acres, but firefighters, aided now by five water-dropping helicopters, have been able to increase containment to 40%. Two firefighters, meanwhile, were treated at a local hospital after one suffered a back injury and the other a heat-related ailment, said Ryan Carey, an information specialist for Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles Times reported .  The extent of...
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By Joe Puglia | July 11, 2013
I find it odd that in the wake of the tragedy in Yarnell, Ariz., where 19 hotshot firefighters lost their lives trying to protect property, the world continues like nothing happened. Although the flags are at half staff and the communities of Prescott and of firefighters mourn, we should take notice and light a candle and cry out to those who suffer, “You are not alone.” The real tragedies with their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, and their absurd want of meaning remind us of the sheer brute force of life.
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By Jason Wells, Veronica Rocha and Tiffany Kelly | July 10, 2013
Firefighters from L.A. County Fire Dept. stations in La Cañada Flintridge were among those from the Southland attending a memorial service Tuesday in Prescott, Ariz. to honor 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died June 30 battling a wind-driven wildfire. They were among roughly 300 L.A. County firefighters in Prescott for the service, including members from both stations in La Cañada Flintridge, where city officials last week recognized the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew for assisting with the massive Station fire in 2009.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 16, 2013
After a morning hike in the Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County firefighters who work at Fire Camp 2 returned to their La Cañada Flintridge station, prepared to start an ordinary Monday. But when they filed out of a fire truck, they found a surprise: A Westin Hotels & Resort truck, stocked full of mattresses. They were shocked and confused at first. None of them had expected the donation. But the men cheered and whistled once they realized what was happening. John Paul Hilsabeck, 24, said he sleeps at the station two to three nights a week.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 10, 2013
Since moving to La Cañada Flintridge nine years ago, Reg Green has started most mornings with a hike in the mountains above his home. He frequents one particular trail that starts on a dirt road next to a Forest Service fire station off Angeles Crest Highway, a few minutes drive from his home. Locals come here at sunrise on weekdays to get in a run or bike ride before heading off to work. PHOTOS: Local hiker gets bench and view in Angeles National Forest Green, 84, usually stops at an overlook on the trail that offers views - on a clear day - of the downtown Los Angeles skyline and Catalina Island.
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March 4, 2013
A motorist was killed Monday when a vehicle careened off Angeles Crest Highway and tumbled several hundred feet down a steep ravine, authorities said.   Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the 32.2-mile mark of the highway about 1:45 p.m. after someone saw a vehicle leave the roadway.   Nearly two dozen firefighters responded about 2 p.m. and, after finding the driver, continued to search in case of other possible victims. Continue reading > > -- Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
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November 29, 2012
Ten Years Ago Calling the Jet Propulsion Laboratory a “national treasure,” Ed Weiler, then associate administrator for NASA, announced the La Cañada Flintridge facility had received an $8-billion contract extension through 2008. Twenty Years Ago Sheriff's deputies on patrol shot and wounded a man who they said tried to run them over on Foothill Boulevard near Crown Avenue. At the time of the incident the suspect was behind the wheel of a car belonging to a La Cañada Good Samaritan who, shortly before the deputies arrived, had given the suspect a ride to get gas for the truck he'd been driving that ran out of fuel.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 5, 2012
The flora being torched by the Williams fire above Glendora is in very different shape than that above La Cañada Flintridge, making a similar blaze in this area unlikely, according to Angeles National Forest officials. Angeles National Forest Acting Resource Officer Justin Seastrand said Wednesday that the thick chaparral and brush fueling the Williams fire was largely cleared out of the La Cañada area by the 2009 Station fire. “There is enough vegetation [near La Cañada] that a fire could burn through there,” Seastrand said.
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July 31, 2012
The U.S. Forest Service is dismissing a study it commissioned that recommends a major overhaul in its approach to fighting wildfires, suggesting swapping out expensive retardant-dropping air tankers in favor of less costly water-scooping planes. A Rand Corp. study examined the optimal combination of large planes and helicopters deployed to fires, providing an analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of each type of aircraft. The Forest Service relies heavily on an aging fleet of WWII-era tankers to fight fires, which drop thousands of gallons of fire retardant that slows the spread of fires and allows crews on the ground to build containment lines.
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