Updated map of Station fire, Aug. 29

UPDATE at 9:25 p.m. PT, Aug. 29

Fire personnel provided this map Saturday night. It is difficult to see much detail, but it might help those that live nearby.

(end of update)


This is a NEW updated map of the Station fire near Los Angeles is below. It shows heat detected by satellites at 2:17 p.m. PT today, August 29. The red areas depict heat detected within the last 12 hours. It shows a great deal of fire growth, especially on the west and north sides as it burns deeper into the Angeles National Forest and threatens homes in the front country.

The fire has burned into across Big Tujunga Road and west over Mt. Lukens. It threatens homes in La Canada -Flintridge, Altadena, and Glendale.

Southeast winds at 6-12 mph contributed to the spread toward the northwest on Saturday. The potential exists for Sunday’s fire behavior to be similar to that seen on Saturday.

Firefighters report that the fire has burned 20,102 acres and it is 5% contained.

Station fire map, 14:17 p.m., Aug. 29. Data from GEOMAC.

Information from the LA Times:

The Station fire was spreading rapidly to the east and west this afternoon, prompting evacuations in La Cañada Flintridge, Glendale, Altadena and Big Tujunga Canyon as temperatures reached triple digits.

Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher Melanie Flores told The Times that two people were being treated for burns at the Big Tujunga ranger station, though more details were not immediately available.

The Station fire has now burned more than 20,000 acres, according to fire officials.

The latest evacuation zone is in the remote upper reaches of Big Tujunga Canyon near the ranger station, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The city of Glendale also ordered evacuations north of Santa Carlotta Street between Pennsylvania and Lowell avenues. The city of Pasadena advised residents of the Florecita neighborhood in the far northwest of the city to evacuate their homes voluntarily.

Temperatures topping 100 degrees, single-digit humidity and the steep, rugged topography of the Angeles National Forest continue to make the fire a formidable foe despite low winds, fire officials said today.