UPDATED 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: Station Fire resources and blogroll for up-to-minute information

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Station Fire resources:

At this time the Station Fire continues to be a slow moving fire and if
the fire continues moving toward Sierra Madre, officials do not expect
it to enter the City for at least five days. This prediction is
contingent on if the current weather conditions continue.” (3:04 p.m. Wednesday)

“Monrovia’s Sawpit Dam helibase is operational for helicopter use in fighting the fire around La Canada Flintridge. As a contingency plan, bulldozers from the U.S. Forest Service are working in local foothills to cut fire breaks Monrovia. The fire is not currently a threat to Monrovia.” (3:05 p.m. Wednesday)

  • Los Angeles County Fire Department incident information for Station fire — With details on mandatory evacuations, evacuations that have been lifted in La Canada and Altadena (residents only), Red Cross shelters and animal shelters
  • For evacuation information on Station fire, call 211
  • Altadenablog — Station fire updates lead the site. Recommend reading the comments. 
  • Glendale city site — With regular updates on mandatory evacs and centers affecting Glendale residents
  • Situation summary from Los Angeles County Web site — includes road closures, new and existing shelters, shelter closings, and evacuation info

How to help:

  • The Red Cross evacuation center at La Canada High School
    is seeking air conditioning vendors with portable units to help cool
    their gymnasium.
    To help, call La Caada Flintridge City Hall at (818) 790-8880
  • Lonnee Hamilton’s blog — Hamilton has begun to pool community resources, volunteers and donations to aid evacuees and firefighters

News media:

  • TCN North Now — covering Glendale, Crescenta Valley, Burbank and La Caada

School closures and updates:

  • Glendale UnifiedAll Glendale schools will remain CLOSED on Wednesday. A message from the superintendent is available on the district. Web site.
  • La Canada UnifiedAll LCUSD schools will be OPEN on Wednesday. Outdoor activities will be suspended until air quality improves. Notices will be posted on district Web site.
  • Pasadena City College will hold enrollment spots for students affected by fire — via Star-News. College officials will continue to update the news section of the PCC Web site. Information line open at (626) 585-7315.
  • Pasadena Unified suspends outdoor athletic activities. School was not yet in session.
  • Los Angeles Unified — Schools in Sunland and eastern San Fernando Valley region were not yet in session. Outdoor athletic activities suspended.
Maps:


Live Web cams:

  • While the Mt. Wilson tower cam is down, you can view a time-lapse sequence of photos from Sunday night showing the approach of the fire.

Video sources:

“Channel 9′s fire coverage in the 9 o’clock hour included several minutes with reporter Dave Lopez on the battle by firefighters to save the La Caada Flintridge home of the station’s helicopter pilot, Larry Welk.”



Twitter feeds to monitor:

  • #StationFire hash tags on Twitter
Local blogs are igniting, too, with photos and discussions on the blaze:

  • Pasadena Daily Photo — Petrea Burchard’s before and after pics tell the story. (“Before” image is from Tuesday, Aug. 18 — aka not so long ago.)
  • KCHblog out of La Canada Flintridge
  • Station fire images on Flickr
  • Susan Kitchens’ 2020 Hindsight blog — With links to more local resources
(Photo, a view of the Station Fire from Hollywood, courtesy Zack Morrissette)

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